85,536 stitches* | 352Hours*

Mohini, in Hindi, means to seduce or mesmerize. This tapestry features a beautiful dancer seeking to enhance her intellectual progeny by seducing a learned Indian sadhu whose commitment to celibacy prohibits him from succumbing to her overtures. Rustic hues give this tapestry a timeless look and make it a collector’s delight. One of Puja’s initial artworks, this tapestry was inspired by M.F.Hussien’s famous oil painting. It took almost four months to create.

Title of Tapestry: MOHINI

Year of Creation: 1995

Medium: Petit Point/Needle Point Embroidery

Size: 24”x44”

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

Source of Inspiration: An oil painting 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