71,928 stitches | 296 Hours | 24”x37”
This handmade tapestry, titled Chitrkaar-II, is a tribute to M.F. Hussien, one of India’s most well-known artists of the 20th century. ‘Chitrakaar’ which means an artist, is inspired by Hussien’s self-portrait. It presents a juxtaposition of matching and contrasting colors to create a stunning visual impact. A lush snow-white mane and beard are trademarks of Hussien who is said to have always walked barefoot. The detailing in the tapestry makes it a rare collector’s item for the fans of Hussien.
Year of Creation: 2015
Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery
Materials used: 4 ply woolen yarn/double mesh Penelope canvas/hand-embroidery needle
Source of Inspiration: Self-portrait by M.F.Hussien
Note: No graph or stencil has been used in the creation of this tapestry
Proceeds from the sale of Puja Bhakoo Handcrafted Tapestries fund the rehabilitation of underprivileged children, under Puja’s Tapestry-For-Charity initiative.
So every time you choose to upgrade your interiors, you also upgrade the life of an underprivileged child.