Deena Pindoria (b. 1991) is from Kutch, Gujarat. She completed her undergraduate degree in painting from Ahmedabad in 2020 and her MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda.
Deena’s artistic journey forges a profound connection with Ajrakh block print and natural dye textiles. She is immersed in the craft of creating natural dyes from materials like madder roots, turmeric, and indigo. Deena has collaborated with local artisans in Kutch, Gujarat, for four years, delving into this ancient art form.
Hailing from Madhapar, a warrior village in Kutch, Deena’s art draws deep inspiration from their ancestors’ involvement in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. Stories of courage and resilience shared by their grandmother, where 300 women warriors rebuilt airstrips within 72 hours, have profoundly influenced Deena’s artistic expression. With each stroke of the block against the fabric, Deena carries the weight of history and the resilience of their ancestors, honoring their spirit through vibrant colors and intricate patterns.
Medium: Natural Dyes on cotton cloth
Size: 22 x 16 inches (each)