TAPESTRY khuddar

57,753 stitches | 356 Hours

This tapestry, titled KHUDDAR (self-respecting), features a young Rajasthani man whose solemn expression and defiant eyes reflect an amalgam of self-respect and pride watermarked with a streak of rebelliousness. His multilayered turban is rich in texture and steeped in a riot of warm colors. It is these vibrant headgears and turbans that have lent Rajasthan a pride of place in the cultural landscape of India.

Title of Tapestry: KHUDDAR

Year of Creation: 2017

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 23”x31”

Materials used: 4 ply woolen yarn/single mesh canvas/hand-embroidery needle

Source of Inspiration: A photograph of an unidentified man on the internet

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