Keroshin Govender, Vatsala and Marimuthu, 2024. Hand dyed natural indigo fabric, screen-printing, hand and machine sewing, jute, linen, silk, acrylic paint. 130 x 94 cm.

This tapestry has been created by screen-printing, dying, sewing and felting. The layering properties of painting has been employed to simultaneously obfuscate and define patterns, identities and histories. Materials, processes and iconography work together to explore the blurry edges of categories of people and critique nationalistic / xenophobic myths. Indigo dying in India for instance, has at different times in history been linked to prosperity and knowledge sharing, but also oppression and famine.

Image Courtesy – The Artist

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