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Protective cloth with inscribed reeds, 2014

Indian cotton, vegetable dyes, antique Indian silk fabric, reeds, walnut ink, cotton and hemp string, brass bell charms, 190x93cm

Protective cloth made of cotton and permeated with vegetable dye from roots, bark, leaves and flowers. The inscribed reeds knotted on it are meant to be read as protective incantations. Incantations or epodes are ritual recitations which in some cultural areas are still believed to be therapeutic