1,88,811 stitches | 777 Hours
This tapestry, titled TAJURBA (experience), features a Rajasthani man whose face mirrors his mind – a mind, in reflection, and contemplation. The deep furrows on his forehead are reminiscent of the ravages of time and circumstances. Woollen strands in earthy hues of rust and brown create a vocabulary of meditative mystique and lend the creation a hauntingly realistic quality. The protagonist’s eyes are vulnerable and tender. They speak volumes about the emotions that are at play in his mind.
Year of Creation: 2015
Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery
Materials used: 4 ply woollen yarn/double mesh Penelope canvas/hand-embroidery needle
Source of Inspiration: A photograph of a Rajasthani man on the internet
Note: No graph or stencil has been used in the creation of this tapestry
*Stitches@ 81 per sq.inch, Time@3 sq.inches per hour.