Helen Hazon – Country – Literature
Inspiration – the many languages in which Indian literature has been, and still is, written.
When I began researching Indian literature I quickly became aware of what a vast, complex topic it is. Over many centuries texts have been written on a huge range of subjects and in a wide variety of languages. I decided that I wanted to portray this diversity in my quilt.
Inside the outline map of India I have stitched the word for “literature” in 14 of India’s languages. I have tried to be geographically accurate when placing the words – map attached. The English word is included because a significant proportion of literature in India is written in English. The scroll in the top right represents the ancient scripts on which India’s religions and society are based while the pile of books in the bottom right represents modern authors.
All embroidery is by hand using cotton threads.