Scaramanga

Hand-painted Vintage Indian Postcard - Holy Cows

£4.50
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These are wonderful vintage original Indian postcards from Udaipur in Northern India. Holy Cows - Each card is unique. They are created from original vintage Indian postcards which have been upcycled by the famed Udaipuri artists as a ‘canvas' for their outstanding centuries old traditional Indian miniature paintings skills (see below for a full description). The level of detail is exceptional with some of the elements painted with a single bristle paint brush. The photo shows a selection of the type postcard available - however on ordering Scarmanga will randomly select an individual postcard which may not be one of the ones shown in the photo. We are selling the cards individually. Size: (w)14cm (d)8.5cm. Note: These postcards are not new or made to look old. They may have small marks, tears and missing corners on them, which are consistent with their age and original use. We feel these add to their character and appeal. Please look at the photos to get a general idea of their condition. The background to Indian Miniature painting: Miniatures are intricate, small, colourful handmade folk paintings, created with very precise and delicate brushwork. The colours used in the miniatures are derived from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. Some of the noted miniature schools include those of the Mughals, Rajputs and Deccan. The paintings recreate historical episodes or tales of mythology in schools that have come to be identified with the different kingdoms that merged in Rajasthan and wider India. Fine brush strokes signify miniatures from Jaipur and Udaipur, the Bundi and Kotah kalams are known for their scenes of battle and of shikar (hunts) while the Kishangarh School does portraits with Radha-Krishna as the principal characters. Rajput painting evolved and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajputana, India. Each Rajput kingdom evolved a distinct style, but with certain common features. Rajput paintings depict a number of themes, events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna's life, beautiful landscapes, and human figures. Mughal painting is a particular style, which is generally confined to miniature book illustrations, emerged and developed during the Mughal Empire (16th -19th centuries). Mughal paintings include portraits, events and scenes from royal court life, wild life and hunting scenes, and illustrations of epic battles. The Victoria and Albert museum in London has a large and remarkable collection of Mughal paintings. Today many schools of miniature painting thrive in Rajasthan. These include the Mewar or Udaipur school, the Bundi school, the Kishangarh school, the Bikaner school, the Jaipur school and the Alwar school.

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Care guide

 

We want you to love your Scaramanga leather satchel, messenger bag or leather travel bag or leather accessory. So to keep it looking its best here are some suggestions and recommendations.

  • All our leather products are handmade and your new leather bag may be subject to a natural variation in size and colour. The “Hunter” (distressed leather finish) and black buffalo leather hides used for our bags have been processed and tanned to give the finished leather an antique / vintage look and feel.
  • This means each hide may be slightly different from the next, e.g. the grain on the hide may be a little uneven or have natural marks on it and the colour may even vary. This together with the hand finishing means that no two leather bags look exactly the same. The leather will naturally soften as you use it.
  • Avoid getting your leather item wet and keep it in a cool dry place. Should it get very wet simply dry it in a warm room - but do not place the bag directly onto a source of heat like a radiator as that may cause it to crack.
  • We’re confident your bag will last for years. We’ve been using similar bags everyday for over eight years and they’re still going strong!
  • We cannot be held liable for any damage that is caused to a bag after a cream or oil has been applied by yourself, and we cannot refund or exchange a bag that has had such a treatment applied.
  • Please be aware that the natural dyes in the leather may transfer across to lighter clothing and vice-versa - we cannot accept responsibility when this occurs.
  • Our black Hunter leather has been specially tanned and finished to have a distressed vintage leather effect, which means over time and with exposure to sunlight the leather's initial black colour will fade to a grey or dark aubergine colour.
  • Our canvas is hand dyed in small batches and then waxed, which may result in variations in colour and shading. Creases, folds and light distressed marks may be also be visible in the canvas.

CARING FOR YOUR LEATHER:

For day to day maintenance a dab of sunflower/vegetable oil, on a dry, clean sponge or cloth rubbed over the bag evenly will work to re-oil the leather and also protects the leather from cracking as well as sealing the leather for mild weather resistance. This will also help if you have got small water marks on the leather.

Small scratches can be removed by rubbing them gently with your finger, as the natural oils on your hands will work into the leather. For larger scratches and marks apply a tiny amount of oil to the mark, let it soak in for a few minutes and then wipe the excess away with a clean soft cloth. It may make the leather initially appear darker but this is just because the oil is soaking in.

WATERPROOFING:

Your Scaramanga bag should be able to withstand an occasional rain shower and ordinary wear and tear but is not waterproofed. To further protect your bag you can waterproof your bag yourself by buying a waterproofer such as the Collonil Carbon PRO Waterproofer, or even a standard hiking boot waterproofer.

LEATHER ODOUR:

Your new bag may give off a leather odour for a week or two, which is not unusual for a natural leather product. If you find it a little overpowering we suggest putting a sachet of nice smelling lavender etc into the bag, for a few days and that should help. Some of our customers have recommended using a little oil (vegetable oil or even an essential oil such as Mandarin or Lavender oil) on a clean soft cloth and wiping over the bag evenly, as this can also help with the smell.

CARING FOR YOUR CANVAS BAG OR ACCESSORY:

Our canvas is waxed, which makes it weatherproof, so it will withstand an occasional rain shower and ordinary wear and tear very well. If your canvas gets dirty, simply dampen a cloth and wipe it clean.

ZIPS:

If your zip has started to come undone, you can try this simple method to mend it. Make sure the zip is open all the way to the end. Take the zip pull in one hand and using a small, ideally pointed, pair of pliers, press down firmly on one side of the zip pull (on the metal itself). You are just trying to mesh the teeth together a little so do not press too firmly. Then repeat this on the other side of the zip pull. This should allow you to pull the zip once more.

Personalisation guide

Make it Special

Choose from 3 colours, 2 text fonts, numbers, characters & symbols.

COLOURS

You can choose the traditional gold font, silver font or blind embossing (with no colour). To see the placement of the letters please refer to the image on the relevant product page.

TEXT FONTS

You can choose either FONT A which is a Serif font, or you can choose FONT B which is a Sans Serif font.

FONT A: Serif fonts are traditional, grand and elegant and will be 12mm high.

FONT B: Sans Serif fonts are clean, friendly and modern and will be 8mm high.

You can preview these fonts by clicking the VIEW FONTS button.

Note: All of our letters are evenly spaced unless requested otherwise. Some letters contain angles (for example A, W, Y, V) and may appear to have wider spaces between them, however, we make every effort to ensure your

embossing is well spaced and aligned appropriately.

 

SYMBOLS & CHARACTERS

Add a personal touch to any of our leather goods by using our embossing service. You can choose from a wide array of symbols to add from our list below. If you opt for text & symbol embossing together, we'll place the symbol after the text. If you'd like it somewhere different, get in touch via the comments box at checkout.

SYMBOL SIZES Our symbols are 12MM high with the exception of the star symbol which is 10MM high.

Historic Landmarks Symbols Animals

 

Star Signs

TO ORDER:

1. Choose your leather item.

2. Choose YES Personalisation.

3. Choose 'embossing' and type what you want to have embossed on your item in the "Emboss text" box e.g. DJS. Or choose 'symbol' which you can then choose from a drop-down menu as to which symbol you'd like embossed. Choose both if you'd like text embossing & a symbol together. We'll place the symbol after the text unless you let us know in the comments box that you want it somewhere else.

We charge £10 for up to 4 characters or £15 for 5-10 characters (FONT B only) and £5 per symbol.

All letters are evenly spaced unless requested otherwise.
Because some letters containing angles and curves (example: A,W,Y,V etc.) they may appear to have wider spaces between them. Every effort is made to ensure the embossing looks as well spaced and aligned as possible.

We are not able to accept Returns or Exchanges for items that have been embossed.

Free bag tags - where a free bag tag has been provided as the bag cannot be embossed, the bag can be returned as it has not been personalised. However, the bag tag should not be returned, and the embossing charge will not be refunded. If a bag is unable to be embossed because of its size, we will supply a FREE bag tag which you can then choose to have embossed.

School lunches

For every leather bag or furniture order we donate two school lunches for children in India.

So far every girl and boy at the Sanskrit Kotra Yojna School, Ajmer, Rajasthan gets a lunch at school every day through the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Scaramanga is partnering with Akshaya Patra because we believe that the work they do to alleviate hunger as a barrier to education for children in India will have a big impact on the children's and their families' lives.

An opportunity to learn will mean a way out of poverty for many.

These are wonderful vintage original Indian postcards from Udaipur in Northern India. Holy Cows - Each card is unique. They are created from original vintage Indian postcards which have been upcycled by the famed Udaipuri artists as a ‘canvas' for their outstanding centuries old traditional Indian miniature paintings skills (see below for a full description). The level of detail is exceptional with some of the elements painted with a single bristle paint brush. The photo shows a selection of the type postcard available - however on ordering Scarmanga will randomly select an individual postcard which may not be one of the ones shown in the photo. We are selling the cards individually. Size: (w)14cm (d)8.5cm. Note: These postcards are not new or made to look old. They may have small marks, tears and missing corners on them, which are consistent with their age and original use. We feel these add to their character and appeal. Please look at the photos to get a general idea of their condition. The background to Indian Miniature painting: Miniatures are intricate, small, colourful handmade folk paintings, created with very precise and delicate brushwork. The colours used in the miniatures are derived from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. Some of the noted miniature schools include those of the Mughals, Rajputs and Deccan. The paintings recreate historical episodes or tales of mythology in schools that have come to be identified with the different kingdoms that merged in Rajasthan and wider India. Fine brush strokes signify miniatures from Jaipur and Udaipur, the Bundi and Kotah kalams are known for their scenes of battle and of shikar (hunts) while the Kishangarh School does portraits with Radha-Krishna as the principal characters. Rajput painting evolved and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajputana, India. Each Rajput kingdom evolved a distinct style, but with certain common features. Rajput paintings depict a number of themes, events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna's life, beautiful landscapes, and human figures. Mughal painting is a particular style, which is generally confined to miniature book illustrations, emerged and developed during the Mughal Empire (16th -19th centuries). Mughal paintings include portraits, events and scenes from royal court life, wild life and hunting scenes, and illustrations of epic battles. The Victoria and Albert museum in London has a large and remarkable collection of Mughal paintings. Today many schools of miniature painting thrive in Rajasthan. These include the Mewar or Udaipur school, the Bundi school, the Kishangarh school, the Bikaner school, the Jaipur school and the Alwar school.

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Size: (w)14cm (d)8.5cm.

Delivery:

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