My nephew[ Bala] got engaged to [Charanya] a few weeks ago. I wanted to make handmade things to make the engagement more personalized for them. My nephew also worked with me on these projects.
The first project was to make cloth hanger.
In our community, writing and reading of the marriage invitation is done at an auspicious time at the engagement. This project was done with the idea of pasting the written invitation on to the hanger.
The cloth hanger [is called MADAL in our language] with the invitation-
We did two pieces, one for the groom and another for the bride.
The cloth used was light weight velvet fabric in dark mejenta. The tassels-
The fabric was folded and the tassels were stitched on to it.
The border for the hanger-
My nephew [the groom] cutting the double edged tape to the size of the border.
First stage of attaching the border.
The borders –
The second part-
One feet long bamboo sticks and thick zari cord were used as hangers.
The ends were sealed with molded craft m-seal and painted with yellow pearl paint.
The painting is completed-
Majenta stones were glued to the stick ends-
The hanger is getting dry.
The cloth hangers are ready for the next stage .
The hanger looked different in sunlight.
The two parts of the hanger are together with the help of double edged tape.
This handmade paper was glued and sewn on to the hangers, the special sheet over which the invitation would be written can be attached to this paper during the engagement function.
The picture of the cloth hanger with the invitation. This picture was taken by a photographer. The invitation was written in our language.