chitrakaar-II

CHITRAKAAR–II

71,928 stitches* | 296 Hours*

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.

Title of Tapestry: CHITRAKAAR-II

Year of Creation: 2015

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 24”x37”

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

*Stitches@ 81 per sq.inch, Time@3 sq.inches per hour