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Photograph of Artist Emelda Heigrujam, DELHI, India

I'm Emelda Heigrujam

DELHI, India


Details of Exhibitions:

# Participated in First International Kala Mela 2018 Organised by Lalit Kala Akedami,

National Academy of Arts, New Delhi, India.

# Participated in International Monsoon Art Fest 2018, MNF, Kerala Museum Art Gallery

Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

# Solo Art Exhibition (Title: This Is Me) Sept. 2018 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

# Participated in Sunday Art Haat organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Ghari, New Delhi, India.

# Monsoon Art Fest 2018 (Under One Sky-2) Kerela, India.

I m a self-taught artist, who have a passion and desire to draw, paint and weave. My works normally revolves around my life, culture, reconstruction of ancient beliefs, customs and rituals. In the contemporary society, we are constantly struggling to go back to our roots and to maintain our ethnic identity.

I m born in Manipur, a small hilly state in NE India, where weaving is one of the main source of livelihood. Most of my works are inspired by the lifestyle, culture, folk and tribal art forms of Manipur.

In Manipur, the movement of painting is a late phenomenon. But, tapestries have always been there since time immemorial. Tapestry as an art form is unique on its own ways.

I am always fascinated by the beautiful and delicate hand woven works of my people.

Tapestry as a technique is what I m always inspired by. It’s a medium of rhythms. There is a strong sense of physical connection to the work of embodiment. The uniqueness, the authenticity, the scale, the beauty and the acoustic qualities of this art form.

My works of art acts as a visual diary of my life. Sensorial memories of family, places and experiences are interpreted on my works, making the art deeply personal. These works vary in character and complexity. Some resonate playfulness while others have more of an ethereal quality.

Many work of tapestries, we see in museums, palaces and rich peoples’ houses are works of artists interpreted by the artisans. Tapestries woven directly by the painter, who created it remains an exception. Experience the luxurious feeling of woven art.

My artwork for sale


₹ 65,500

“Ecstasy” (Madonna)

Tapestry: Seed Beads on Threads
Art by: Emelda Heigrujam
Size: 15.5 X 20.7 inch (WxH)

₹ 121,500

“Free Spirit”

Tapestry: Seed Beads on Threads
Art by: Emelda Heigrujam
Size: 24.8 X 31.5 inch (WxH)

₹ 81,000

Bhalanetra (Mahadeva)

Tapestry: Mixed Media on Threads
Art by: Emelda Heigrujam
Size: 17.8 X 24.0 inch (WxH)

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