Jayeeta Chatterjee

Jayeeta Chatterjee (b.1995) completed her BFA in Printmaking from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. Through her practice, she highlights the issues within the domestic and monotonous lives of middle class women particularly from lower income groups living in small towns. Trained as a printmaker, first she prepares large woodblock and prints the composition on old saris which she has collected from the women who she represents in her work. She uses the traditional quilting technique called Nakshi Kantha to show the socio-economic landscape and geographical differences in Bengali culture. Chatterjee also practices Pochampally, a weaving technique from Hyderabad, and Kantha stitch - a traditional embroidery technique of Bengal, practiced mainly by the Muslim communities in rural villages of Mahidapur, Lohagar, Mangaldihi, Sattor, Moldanga of district Birbhum of West Bengal. Through these various techniques, she weaves mythological tales, floral motifs and the day-to-day stories of homemakers.
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