humraaz

HUMRAAZ

1,41,750 stitches* | 583 Hours*

This tapestry, titled HUMRAAZ, captures the language of silent intimacy and feminine mystique where two women share a common soul and words are rendered redundant. The absence of facial features adds to the enigma of the artwork. The demeanor and body language of the couple reflect a fluid grace and a quiet dignity. The contrasting colors, the textures, and the tonal variations all add to the aesthetics of this hand-embroidered tapestry, which is a rare and classic collector’s item. It took Puja close to five months to create this artwork.

Title of Tapestry: HUMRAAZ

Year of Creation: 1998

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 35”x50”

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

Source of Inspiration: An unidentified painting published in the newspaper

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