Miles to Go
Art Portfoloio: A Sea of Spirituality
Limited Edition Artisan Stole Miles To Go
Except for the twinkling of lights on the distant banks, it was pitch black when our boat slithered into the water on our way to the Sangam — the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuma and the mythical Saraswati rivers. Unable to navigate any closer after an hour of paddling, we traversed the river on foot, wending our way to the grounds of the Naga ascetics who were gracious enough to allow us to accompany their procession later that morning.
The occasion was the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, where an estimated 100 million devotees and ascetics attended, making it the world’s largest peaceful gathering.
About the Stoles
These exquisite limited edition stoles are from the collection of photographic artist Deepak Chowdhury. Each stole is carefully crafted and beautifully woven, with the wool appearing on the face, and the full luster of the silk on the backing. The imagery on the front shimmers through to the silk, creating a sheen much like seen on daguerreotype photographs from days long past. This stole is from the Art Portfolio titled A Sea of Spirituality.
Limited Edition of 250.
Material: 50% silk 50% wool. Hand-Fringed on two sides. Delivered in custom wood box with photographic brochure.
About the Artist
Deepak left his professional career in 2007 to explore areas of passion that were outside the corporate world, and he found it in travel and photography. The breadth of Deepak’s photographic interests span a range of subjects, such as clouds, graffiti, temple art, ancient erotic sculpture, and the truck art of South Asia. He is also an ardent photographer of village life in India, which he primarily captures while travelling by car, his preferred mode of transport in the country.
Deepak has also begun exploring the area of composite art, which thoughtfully incorporates and combines his diverse range of photographic interests. This includes his portfolio titled “Impermanence,” which brings together images of clouds and graffiti from all over the world. He has recently added a series titled “Boundless,” which pays homage to the wondrously colourful style of the women in the towns and villages of India.
Size: 28 x 80 inches, 71 cm x 203 cm
Material: 50% silk 50% wool
Fabric custom milled in India
Hand-Fringed on two sides
Delivered in custom wood box with photographic brochure