baazigar

1,42,803 stitches | 588 Hours

This tapestry, titled Baazigar features the maverick magician who spins illusions with his irresistible charm. Woollen strands in fiery hues, casting shadows and reflecting light, mix with earthy rusts and browns to create a vocabulary of mystique. The vibrancy of Rajasthan peeps through the eyes of the protagonist, which reflect intrigue and charm in equal proportions and hint at the elfishness at play in the character’s mind.

Year of Creation: 2015-2016

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 41”x43”

Materials used: 4 ply woollen yarn/double mesh Penelope canvas/hand-embroidery needle

Source of Inspiration: Renowned Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in the gear of a Rajasthani man

Note: No graph or stencil has been used in the creation of this tapestry