TTabla Tapestry by Seema Lisa Pandya is an art piece made from used tabla pudis (the skins of Indian classical drum) donated by tabla percussionists. Each round 'pudi' has been played for thousands of hours with energetic rhythmic touch by musicians until the skin is no longer usable. These rhythmical instrument parts are woven together in a form Seema describes as representative of a rhythmical "push-pull" "inhale-exhale" balance that is a fundamental building block of natural forms. This piece was show at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn NY as part of Brooklyn Raga Massive's 2016 Indian music residency.
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