04 March 2016

The Peacock Boat

This enormous kantha was purchased by The Hammersmith Arts Committee from the "Woven Air" exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1989. I remember that exhibition, and may still have the book of the show, but don't remember this work, made by the Kumudini Trust, whose primary objective among its welfare activities was and is to provide medical care - so it's entirely appropriate that the kantha is still on show in a hospital.

Women from the wedding party

Warriors hunting with elephants
But I don't seem to have taken a pic of the boat itself!

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