Did this portrait as a diversion from the rather mundane task of editing my novel.
The Gadabas are an Eastern Indian Tribe of Odisha and Andhra. The Gadaba women wear two silver rings around their necks (called Khagla) that together weight between 1 and 1.5 kgs. These rings are never removed (require a blacksmith’s expertise for removal) are removed only after death.
It isn’t easy…
I have closed my eyes and tries imagining the rings around my neck – weighing down upon my clavicle when I sit or stand, hitting against my bones when I run, and pushing against my neck when I turn my side to sleep. I don’t think I could wear them for even a few hours – but then habituation is such a marvelous thing.
Stay tuned for my second pen and ink portrait on the Nose-ring, which is coming soon. (You can view the first one here.)
However, the next post shall bring you Chapter-2 from the Unreliable Book of Art History. (Read Chapter 1 from the Unreliable book of Art History here.)
Getting back to work now…
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Loved your choice of content for sketch and observations. I am not an expert to comment on sketching details but being a native nearby tribal region left me mesmerized…
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Thanks Jay. I appreciate your stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I’ll definitely visit your blog.
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