85,536 stitches | 352Hours | 24”x44”

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.

Year of Creation: 1995

Medium: Petit Point/Needlepoint Embroidery

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

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.