Dadi’s Red Potli

Soon after I lost my mother in law, I was sitting in her room one day and opened her sewing kit to repair a garment. I was fascinated by the threads and bits and bobs tucked into little pouches and potlis. Much like the stories women hide away in the crevices of their subconscious. Using paper I had previously stained with dyes I stitched these little objects to make 32 tiny works to fit into her Red Potli.

10.5cm x 7.6cm (approx.)
Handmade paper, natural dyes, found objects, needle and thread