Black velvet paintings originated in ancient Kashmir, the homeland of the fabric. These original paintings were usually religious and painted by Russian Orthodox priests. A velvet painting is a type of painting distinguished by the use of velvet (usually black velvet) in place of canvas or paper. Velvet painting took on a new popularity in the United States in the late 20th century, and Elvis and other pop culture icons became figures used on these paintings. Our Black Velour Walnut Clock takes this popular form of art and advances it to awards. A luxurious, dark walnut frame surrounds a black velour background. Centered in the black velour is a quartz timepiece with a three hand movement. Below the clock, a black brass engraving plate provides room for our design team to place six lines of text. Perfect as a retirement gift or award for an amazing achievement, our Black Velour Walnut Clock (item P920) will not disappoint the lucky recipient.