embroiderer Diti Baruah hoop art that celebrates the aerial views of northeast India. Using a variety of techniques in her work, she incorporates textured stitches (such as French knots), needle felting, and even brush painting to highlight large fields of color. All approaches seamlessly form bird’s-eye views of people in rowboats and forests dotted with fluffy clouds. The resulting point of view is dazzling, especially since it is imagined through textile art.
Much of Baruah’s imagery focuses on depicting the scenic beauty of India’s northeastern region that borders Myanmar, China, and Bangladesh. It shows in her favorite embroidery to date titled Loktak Lake Lotus Pickers, Manipur North East India. “This piece is special because I love how the colors balance each other,” she tells My Modern Met, “and portray the essence of this unique and lesser-known natural heritage of northeast India. I’ve used thousands of French knots and this is one of my first aerial landscape embroideries.
Baruah is continually experimenting with his work, which is available for purchase at Etsy as originals.
Embroidery artist Diti Baruah creates hoop art celebrating the aerial views of northeastern India.
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