Honouring Rajmata, a woman artist in Mumbai depicts Jijabai's life on 125 ft long saree..!
Source :NewsBharati Date :09-Mar-2019
Mumbai, March 9: Honouring the lady known for the influential and determined deeds, who was an embodiment of self-respect and virtue.. the one who stood behind Chhatrapati Shivaji strengthening the Maratha empire all-over..! Talking of Rajmata Jijabai, a matron in Mumbai has channelized her artistic energy creating a masterpiece for visual pleasures..!
An unusual piece of art showcasing the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s mother Rajmata Jijabai on a 125 foot long saree has been brought out by a woman painter celebrating International Women’s Day abide.
Artist, Shrutika Ghagh, depicting several real-life scenes from the life of Jijabai said that, “I chose Jijabai in order to inspire women. I have made 37 portraits of her in the saree using several textile techniques such as block printing, hand printing. Moreover, I have only used only three colours on the saree Black, Golden and Red”.
Taking 114 hours to complete the piece Ghagh said that she has also approached Guinness World Records for recognition of her work, which she claims is one-of-a-kind. In the art piece, the painter has shown Shivaji as a child standing with his mother.
Further in another scene she has depicted the Maratha king bowing his head before his mother before embarking on a battle. Most people who visited the gallery, where Ghagh had displayed her work were seen taking photos and selfies along with the saree.