An original oil painting on breadboard by Rima Staines.
Inspired by the poem:
The Sari by Moniza Alvi:
Inside my mother I peered through a glass porthole. The world beyond was hot and brown.
They were all looking in on me – Father, Grandmother, the cook’s boy, the sweeper-girl, the bullock with the sharp shoulderblades, the local politicians.
My English grandmother took a telescope and gazed across continents.
All the people unravelled a sari. It stretched from Lahore to Hyderabad, wavered across the Arabian Sea, shot through with stars, fluttering with sparrows and quails. They threaded it with roads, undulations of land.
Eventually they wrapped and wrapped me in it whispering Your body is your country.
Measures 24cm in diameter, with hanging device on the back.
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