65,205 stitches* | 268 Hours*

This Tapestry, titled Aanchal, depicts a girl from the northern belt of India, who is an epitome of courage and will-power. Her demeanor exudes a quiet confidence that enhances her poise and dignity. Her eyebrows are furrowed; a fiery temperament shines from within those large hazel eyes. A heavy dupatta (stole) dotted with the stories about Punjab’s eclectic culture, covers her bosom. A large red bindi adorns her forehead. The background phulkari design adds to the timelessness of this heirloom that was created in approximately three months.

Title of Tapestry: AANCHAL

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