Handcrafted over a base of wood is a Paper mache Serving Tray, which is often used as a piece of classic decor. The tray is exquisitely crafted by the finest of Paper Mache artisans who breathe a new life into the otherwise plain wood using the ever so glorious Chinar design. The Chinar makes the heritage motif of Kashmiri art and is made using a special type of brush made of cat tail. This brush enables the artisan to craft the most intricate of patterns over his masterpiece. This particular tray is painted red and features the floral life of Kashmir at its finest. Use it as a piece of classic decor and let it inspire a classy statement for your abode. About Paper MachePaper Mache is a delicate decorative art, born in Persia and brought to Kashmir by a Prince who spent years in a prison at Samarkand in Central Asia. The surroundings harnessed the creativity and romance for this art and finally, Paper Mache took its roots in the simple homes and thus a new art form was born. Paper Mache became the folk art of Kashmir; passing down from father to son, from generation to generation. Paper Mache involves two main steps: Sakhtsazi is the actual production of the item and Naqashi is when the item is painted with any number of motifs.