Mumbai artist depicts life of Rajmata Jijabai on 125-ft-long saree

Mumbai: 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 in Mumbai to celebrate International Women’s Day. The artist, Shrutika Ghagh, has depicted several real-life scenes from the life of Jijabai on a 125-foot-long cotton saree.

She says she took 114 hours to complete the piece. Speaking to ANI, Ghagh said, “I chose Jijabai to inspire women. I have made 37 portraits of her on the saree. I have used several textile techniques, such as block printing and hand painting. Moreover, I have used only three colours — black, golden and red.”

Ghagh says 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. 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.

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