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The project I made is a hand-embroidered piece of a Daayan dancing Raas-Garba in honour of Durga. Daayan’s are known to be women who practice sacrificial magic and have long braids and long black claws used to fight. She is wearing a "chaniya choli" (sometimes called a "ghagra choli"), a traditional outfit for Garba, just in a modern style and dances with lamps. I chose a Daayan because they are seen as a curse in rural areas, and many innocent women have been persecuted before and continue to be so. However, there are many myths where these women look to Durga as a protector and only became Daayans as a form of revenge and as a way to free themselves from horrible situations. This is what I wanted to convey through my piece.
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