Sumitra Putty speaks on hand embroidery

 An interaction programme with hand embroidery artist Sumitra Y Putty was organised at the Mysuru Art Gallery, on Saturday.

The Mysuru Art Aallery as part of its ‘Sadhakarondige Samvada’ series organised an interaction programme with noted embroidery artist Sumitra Y Putty and also displayed her works.

The programme was inaugurated by Principal of Maharani’s Science College Dr G M Susheela.

Interacting with the audience, artist Sumitra shared her journey in the field of embroidery. Being a homemaker, she developed a keen interest towards hand embroidery and started experimenting in the art with the support of her husband. From 1985 till date she has created more than 50 hand embroidered works. All her embroidered works are similar to that of paintings. Sharing the method she follows she said that she uses poplin cloth, removes starch and make it plain without much wrinkles. Then with the help of glass tracing she sketches the image, sets the frame and then use the required thread to embroider on the surface of the cloth.

She has exhibited her works in many art galleries in the state and her works are regularly exhibited in the Dasara Art exhibition. She has embroidered Kuvempu, Girish Karnad, Abdul Kalam, Bismillah Khan, White tiger, Cheetah, blue birds using silk threads and anchor threads. A traditional embroidery work of Lord Venkateshwara which took 18 months to complete was also displayed at the exhibition.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion noted photographer K S Narasimhamurthy said: “The state overnment must recognise such artists who explore the unique art. Sumitra Y Putty has put a lot of effort in creating a master art. Her work needs to be recognised and a platform must be provided by the government to exhibit the art form.”

President of the Mysuru Art Gallery L Shivalingappa, Dr Jamunarani and others were present.

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