This illo was made in 2010 for a watercolor/backlighting project…

This illo was made in 2010 for a watercolor/backlighting project…

This illo was made in 2010 for a watercolor/backlighting project in grad school. And, today’s throwback is for Navratri, a nine night Hindu festival. Navratri literally means nine nights, and tonight is the last night. It’s a festival that celebrates the goddess Durga and her 9 avatars. One of the ways it’s celebrated is with traditional folk dancing. In Gujarat, the state my family is from, garba is a popular dance done in a circle, as these women are doing in the illustration, dressed in chaniya choli. The rest of the photos are from my childhood with my family. The one with the giant sculpture of 10-headed Ravan is with my Saturday school, we burned the effigy, which we made, later as is custom for another celebration called Dusshera (tomorrow), which is the triumph of good over evil.
And if you want to see what I was up to exactly 20 years ago, see the last photo – look at the date! I had made a rangoli for Diwali…not the most flattering photo unfortunately 😂 and thus ends my cultural teaching moment.
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