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Meghiben - B H U J | by saanjaybhatia
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Meghiben - B H U J

I have just returned from a photo holiday in the region of Kutch, Gujarat. My photos over the next few weeks will depict stories and lives of the communities who call themselves Kutchis. It has been a revelation to visit this tough land and to interact with some wonderful and warm people. I begin my Kutch Set with posting the first picture clicked in a village called Sumrasar Sheikh...of a woman named Meghiben, one of the many who work with an organisation Kala-Raksha, working in preservation of traditional art in the region of Kutch


Meghiben welcomed me in her home to proudly show some beautiful work that she has worked upon when she was young. Some of these works now lie in the Kala-Raksha museum and information about these pieces is being painstakingly digitised.

The piece above depicts a rain forest...(See Large to appreciate the work).

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Taken on October 28, 2009