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THE CLOTH OF THE MOTHER GODDESS
THE CLOTH OF THE MOTHER GODDESS

This hand block-printed textile book tells the story of the origins of Mata-Ni-Pachedi, the ritual ‘Cloth of the Mother Goddess’. Traditionally created by artisans from the nomadic Vaghari community in Gujarat, these votive cloths offer a painted image of the goddess to herself. 


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Hand block-printed on textile, this limited-edition artists’ book consists of a sequence of folding panels, designed to invoke pre-modern – particularly Asian – traditions of bookmaking. At the same time, the panels recall and recreate a Mata-Ni-Pachedi - the ritual ‘Cloth of the Mother Goddess’ - and tell the story of its origins. The tactility of the book invokes the labour and craft that have gone into its creation, deepening the viewer’s enjoyment and understanding of the art tradition. The images featured in the book have been painted by Jagdish Chitara, who belongs to the Vaghari community of artisans from Gujarat in western India. 



Price: $ 120.00
Sale Price: $ 84.00 / Rs 4000.00

Between Memory and Museum
Between Memory and Museum

This pioneering dialogue with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India focusses on the idea of a museum...


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This pioneering dialogue with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India focusses on the idea of a museum — particularly for communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects. In their visual responses, artists reflect on the museum as an institution, and the way it preserves, creates and disseminates knowledge. Do these representations communicate a lived life? What are the artists’ own ways of remembering and passing on tradition? And finally: who has the power to put whom in a museum?



Price: $ 46.00
Sale Price: $ 34.50 / Rs 1500.00

The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers
The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers

The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers is a darkly satiric account of childhood in times of war. Set in Sri Lanka, the events it narrates could equally happen elsewhere...


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The Boy Who Speaks in Numbers is a darkly satiric account of childhood in times of war. Set in Sri Lanka, the events it narrates could equally happen elsewhere — in all places where human deaths are reduced to numbers and guns do not differentiate between adults and children. Mike Masilamani’s ironic narrative centresaround an unnamed boy, who bears witness to a bizarre and violent time. Matthew Frame’s textured illustrations are a powerful testimony to the horror of prolonged civil strife.



Price: $ 16.95
Sale Price: $ 12.70 / Rs 450.00

Drawing from the City
Drawing from the City

In our latest handmade title, self-taught urban folk artist Tejubehan tells the remarkable story of her journey from a dusty village to the city, in her distinctive style of lines and dots.


Artist & Author: Tejubehan
Pages: 32pp; Size: 240 x 360m; Hardcover: Screen-printed

‘Take me to the city,’ the young girl whispers to the train, as it passes her dusty village.

Her name is Teju. She is now a middle aged woman, and in this book, she has narrated her incredible journey from endemic poverty into the rich inner world of art, in her self-taught style of lines and dots.

Page after page of sumptuous art is witness to a woman’s life, caught between endemic poverty and a rich imaginative inner world. Drawing from the City reflects upon hardship while also celebrating the remarkable story of a spirited woman.

Drawing from the City is silkscreen printed by hand, and hand-bound.


You can read more about the story behind this book here.



Price: $ 36.95
Sale Price: $ 27.70 / Rs 850.00

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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

A pioneering visual exploration of the seventeenth century trick poem 'I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail' this unique book uses art and design in the service of language.


A well-known folk poem from 17th century England, 'I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail' is a form of trick verse. The poem at first seems nonsensical, but given a break in the middle of each line begins to make perfect sense. In this pioneering visual exploration of I Saw a Peacock, Gond tribal artist Ramsingh Urveti and book designer Jonathan Yamakami use art and design in the service of language. Working together, revealing and concealing, they brilliantly mirror the shifting ways in which poetry creates meaning.



Price: $ 18.50
Sale Price: $ 13.85 / Rs 600.00

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