Dira, Two Point Five Yards of Opulence, 2020
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Title: Two Point Five Yards of Opulence
Medium: oil on Masonite
Dimensions: 73.6 x 53.3 cm (29.5" H x 21.6" W)
Known for its craftsmanship, the opulence of vividly colorful silk that feels like a luxury is a hand woven by skilled weavers of Banaras, a city in India. This heavy yet soft fabric is so detailed that artisans only make half a meter of fabric a day. The painting is an attempt to capture this exclusivity and royalness imbued by Banarasi Kataan Silk yarns.