Thursday, January 23

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high...... the first line of Rabindranath Tagore's famous poem. A poem most Indian children learn in school and remember.This was Tagore's dream for newly independent India.
My sister requested me to embroider this poem so the words could inspire her.
My sister loves florals so I embellished the poetry with appliqued buttonhole wheels in different sizes.She picked the colours of the tussar silk border and they work very well with the other inspirational pictures and objects she has on the walls beside her little writing desk.
I forgot to measure the size of the finished piece but its about A4 size or a tiny bit bigger.

Which poem inspires you? I like the pictures which Sarojini Naidu's poems paint, in poems like - Bangle Sellers and Coromandel Fishers.

7 comments:

Shilpi said...

Very beautiful and inspiring indeed Maya.....not only the poem but the execution as well....

maya matthew said...

Thank you Shilpi for stopping by and leaving a comment. Appreciate the appreciation.

marta brysha said...

A truly beautiful poem and a stunning gift for your sister. The choice of fabrics, the buttonhole wheels and the embroidered text - all just absolutely perfect. I love your work.

maya matthew said...

Thank you Marta.

Margaret said...

Absolutely lovely.

I am inspired by the work of Robert Frost, and Mary Oliver, and Jane Kenyon's "Let Evening Come"...

And by your poetic stitching.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Maya, Your creation is Captivating! Color, Care, beauty of Design, workmanship, Concept... You have created a Treasure!

Gumbo Lily said...

This is so beautiful, both in word and in stitch.

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