65,205 stitches | 268 Hours | 23″x35″

This tapestry titled Saadgi (innocence) depicts a village girl from the northern belt of India. Her innocent hazel eyes strike an instant connect with the viewer. A sheer scarf covers her bosom and head, revealing a swan-like neck. A big maang-teeka adorns her forehead. Earthy hues are ambitiously incorporated to lend this tapestry an ethereal and timeless quality. This embroidered heirloom took three months in the making.

Year of Creation: 2002

Medium: Petit Point/Needlepoint Embroidery

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

Source of Inspiration: A painting by Iloosh Ahluwalia

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.