Tree talk with a Madhubani artist

Oct 10, 2011, 08:31 IST | Fiona Fernandez

Multi-state art and craft exhibitions are integral to the Mumbai shopper's itinerary. While products on display at such events vary from mediocre and assembly-line to dazzling and unusual, the trained eye manages to find his/her pick from the lot.

This time, Studio Mora (Ministry of Rural Development) has spoilt this breed with an exhibition of Madhubani-inspired fabric and paper collection titled Vriksha.

National Award-winning artisan Chandra Bhushan Kumar artfully explores the umbilical-cord-like relationship shared between humans and trees. Kumar's stunning artistry is displayed on this appliqu �-work tradition, typical to the Madhubani region of Bihar. Here, chain and stitched embroidery is used as a linear element.

Choose from hand-woven cotton and silk sarees etched with motifs done in this style of Indian painting. There's good news for the eco-friendly shopper as well -- the entire collection has been created using organic, natural and hand-woven fabrics.

Till October 13, 11 am to 7 pm
Where Artisans: Centre for Art Craft and Design Kala Ghoda.

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