Crafts meet dialects
Calligraphic designs and indigenous crafts combine in a show of 150 artefacts made by 70 craft persons in 14 Indian scripts
A Ganpati image crafted out of the Telegu script letters is a stunning frame amid the 150 artefacts in the exhibition titled Akshara: Crafting Indian Scripts, currently on at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. It is an adorably rotund form of Maharashtra’s most revered Hindu deity, made by the Hyderabad- based handloom weaver Gajam Govardhan. This frame was commissioned for the Mumbai edition of the Akshara project.