My Wearable Indian Art
After a recent trip to Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art, I was feeling inspired, and so was perusing the museum store for some prints or some books that I might take home. What caught my eye, however, was a collection of barrettes, each featuring a different piece of artwork found in the Gallery. I especially liked the hair clips with paintings by Jamini Roy, a Bengali painter who spent most of his life working in Calcutta.
For only Rs. 110 (a little more than $2), I bought one of the clips that has an image of three female worshipers offering gifts to the Lord Krishna. This is a better price than you can get in many marketplaces, and for such a fun and colorful accessory, too! Who says museum stores are always too expensive?