Next step was Kolkata

Next step was Kolkata

The crowded local train rides & the bumpy tonga rides, working with the artisans in Baruipur was an enriching experience.

These artisan groups are a skilled bunch at toy making.

After spending about three days with them it was a delight to get to know them and involved skillful playing with hands.

Exploring & having fun discovering new ways of creating Muuyee playmates.

Muuyee playmates are repurposed with the smallest bits of textile scraps that come from different textile projects.

Different forms of patchwork inspirations were looked at. From hexagonal quilting techniques to the Japanese Boro patchwork. It was satisfying to see brand new surfaces emerge from old discards.