‘Tales of Malabar’, a project funded by the Dutch Consulate General and the Embassy, New Delhi, looked at the history of the Malabar region in India. This project payed homage to the idiosyncratic culture, history and rituals of the diverse people and religions of the Malabar region that were influenced by trade and cultural connections. For this project, a harmonious exhibit had to be created, that explained the history and culture of the Malabar region, designed especially for a travelling museum within Kerala, which meant that the final outcomes had to be easily transportable and storable.
Woven on an 8-Shaft Floor loom
Warp Material: Cotton Yarn
Weft Material: Cotton, Wool and Chenille
Dimensions: 44" x 38"
Woven using the honeycomb structure, this rug is inspired by the play of light and shadow on the architecture of Jantar Mantar and how it interacts with the surrounding nature. As you walk towards and then away from the rug, the perspective of light and shadow changes.