65,205 stitches* | 268 Hours*

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.

Title of Tapestry: SAADGI

Year of Creation: 2002

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 23”x35”

Materials used: 4 ply woolen 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

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