Reimagining Jewellery from Bangla Literature

Some well known tales in Bangalee literature have talked about folks who have a deep and non secular relationship with jewellery. A photo is worth a thousand words and these authors invested multitudes and more in describing jewellery nicely ample to conjure photographs in the minds of the visitors

19 April, 2022, 11:10 am

Final modified: 19 April, 2022, 12:15 pm

From Remaining: Zobaida Arzu Shoma and Salma Zakia Bristy. Picture: Courtesy

From Left: Zobaida Arzu Shoma and Salma Zakia Bristy. Photo: Courtesy

From Still left: Zobaida Arzu Shoma and Salma Zakia Bristy. Photo: Courtesy

Bangla literature is, in the eyes of many, underrated. Popular Bangalee authors have specified us legendary people and fantastic storylines that have captured the soul of Bangalee lifestyle and captured the creativeness of its visitors.

Some famed stories in Bangalee literature have talked about individuals who have a deep and non secular relationship with jewelry. A photograph is worthy of a thousand text and these authors put in multitudes and much more in describing jewellery well adequate to conjure visuals in the minds of the audience. 

Salma Zakia Bristy and Zubaida Arzu Shoma preferred to craft these descriptions into reality as a result of their exhibition ‘Tanumodhya’, which is becoming held at Alliance Française de Dhaka’s La Galerie.

Camelia. Photograph: Courtesy

Camelia. Photo: Courtesy

Camelia. Photograph: Courtesy

Bristy and Shoma were being each college students of Great Arts at Dhaka College. Even although they are not from the very same batch, they related through their equivalent style in art. Shoma admired Bristy’s art and mutual friendship blossomed. The two have collaborated for the very first time for an exhibition like this, even although just about every of them have participated in exhibitions independently in the past. 

Salma Zakia Bristy’s inspiration is not just the stories she has browse, but fairly the act of interpretation and imagination one need to have interaction in whilst reading through prose laden with imagery. There are some of the stories that are centred all around jewellery like Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Monihara’ the place the major character contemplates putting her everyday living on the line to protect  her jewels. People today usually are inclined to have a deep link with their ornaments, primarily if its the final remaining vestige of a time gone by.

Chandramukhi 1 Photo: Courtesy

Chandramukhi  1 Photo: Courtesy

Chandramukhi 1 Picture: Courtesy

“This exhibition is our interpretation of what those people authors have been describing in their fiction. We tried using to relate the emotions of Bangalee literature by means of this display.” explained Salma Zakia Bristy who gained the ‘Grand Award’ at the 18th Asian Artwork Biennale in 2018. 

“Both of us would make ornaments in our spare time but a short while ago, all around 6 months back, we started off producing jewelry for this exhibition,” explained Shoma. 

Chandramukhi 2. Picture: Courtesy

Chandramukhi 2. Image: Courtesy