gurukul

GURUKUL

85,698 stitches* | 352Hours*

Evoking the purity and sanctity of a student-teacher relationship, this tapestry is titled GURUKUL – the Sanskrit term for a residential school in ancient India where shishyas (pupils) lived near or with their guru ( teacher). The intricately embroidered heirloom reflects the bond of reverence between the teacher and the disciples. An interplay of colors and shades lends depth and character to this hand-made tapestry that speaks the language of wisdom, dignity as well as subtlety.

Title of Tapestry: GURUKUL

Year of Creation: 1999

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point embroidery

Size: 46”x23”

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

Source of Inspiration: An unidentified painting published in a magazine.

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