Papyrus (definition below) is only made in Egypt, which is where I bought these. The elegant frame was made in Italy, and I counf it in NY. Instead of using a mat to cover the Papyrus edges, the natural plant edges show, juxtaposing the ancient, rustic art with the chic, elegant frame. The painting is 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" inside a frame of 10" x 12" which sits on a table top.
This painting is a winged person and a seated woman. You can make up your own story, or if you want, I can try to reach the person I bought this from and try to learn the inteded story. The thing I love about art is that the story evolves. It might mean one thing to the artist, and quite another to those enjoying the work.
1.a material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing or painting on and also for making rope, sandals, and boats.
2.the tall aquatic sedge from which papyrus is obtained, native to central Africa and the Nile valley.