Hand painted silk shawl, 'Rhythm' (India)

This scarlet shawl is made from Bishnupur double-ply silk that is harvested, processed, and handwoven in India. Artisan duo Somu and Soma create motifs digitally which are then hand painted directly onto silk. "In this design, deer represent the rhythmic expression of nature. The very existence helps us to balance our ecology. Their speed and the colors represent the vivacity of nature," say the artists.