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        THE OSIRIS

        Blending our darkest shade of grey with charcoal and a touch of taupe


        Based on the Ancient Egyptian love story of Osiris and Isis. It is said that Osiris was fooled into climbing into a box by his brother, Set, which was sealed and then thrown into the Nile. Isis, his wife, searched for him, high and low until she find the box embedded into a tree trunk, unfortunately, but it was too late. Using a spell she learned from her Father, she used her strength to resurrect him back to life so they could continue life together but he soon died again, so to protect him from those trying to harm him, she hid his body in the desert. One day, Set, was hunting and came across Osiris’s body which enraged him, ripping him into 18 pieces and scattering across the land. Isis gathered all the parts of him and bandaged them back together for a proper burial. The Gods, impressed by her devotion and love, resurrected Osiris as the God of the underworld because of his death and resurrection.


        It is an honour to create art for you. Each of my backdrops are handmade by my very hands in my little studio in Old Amersham, from the cutting of the fabric, painting, sewing, packaging and heading to the postoffice. I’ve taken months in developing and designing these and my heart is poured into every one.
        Each is made with natural linen fabric which has a different weave with every roll. Using a mixture of mediums to achieve the soft, mottled finished adored by stylists, photographers and creatives a like, the backdrop is therefore not waterproof and can be stained by water, much like natural silks. After much testing, I prefer to keep the paint light but full coverage to ensure the backdrops also do not become too heavy or a pain to fold back up after use. Your backdrop is folded lightly when packaged for postage and this does mean there might be natural creases within it, so please allow 2 days hanging for the folds to natural drop, another option is to iron on the back using a thin cloth. I usually find it’s safe to iron directly onto the paint, but with your backdrop you might be a little more precious of it. Use the cotton setting on your iron.
        From emailing your order to me through to sending your beautiful backdrop to you, takes approximately 2 weeks however slightly longer if the studio is busy. Please email sundari@sundariferris.co.uk to check studio scheduling and lead times.
        Unfortunately due to the process of these backdrops I am currently unable to take rush orders but what this does mean that your backdrop will be one of a kind and unique just as each story is no matter who is telling it. I can take bespoke orders for an additional fee so just head to my contact page to get in touch. As I am a one-man-band, it’ll take me 3-4 working days to get in touch.
        If you’d like to read more about the process and materials then please click here.