62,370 stitches* | 256 Hours*

This tapestry, titled DUAA, weaves together different aspects of India’s religious and cultural practices. A man, somewhere in the arid landscapes of Rajasthan, invokes the Almighty’s blessings by paying obeisance with his hands brought together in duaa (prayer) – a practice normally observed by Muslims. The man’s headgear, however, is a Pagri worn by the Indians in the Punjab region of India. Subtle colors, textures, and tonal variations give this tapestry a depth and meaning. This artwork can be displayed solo, or as a collage with other tapestries of the Dacait series.

Title of Tapestry: DUAA

Year of Creation:1997

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size (including frame): 22”x35”

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

Source of Inspiration: ‘The Eyes of Thar,’ by Satish Gupta

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