Mango Seed
Watercolour on paper
50 x 60cm
2020

 
 
  

In Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi and Bengali the Paisley Pattern's name is associated with the mango.
These drawings explore the shapes and patterns of the germinating mango seed in order to trace the origins of the boteh and breed new variants of the Paisley Pattern using this early influence.

Photographs: Jonathan Bassett