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Suicide Sari by Kallol Datta, 2011

Kallol Datta uses unusual, and occasionally provocative, prints on his outfits.

Datta developed the ‘suicide print’ for this sari with artist Indranil Ram Kamath, integrating an image of a stick-figure hanging by the neck into the fabric design. Datta’s shoe-tread print patterns the underskirt.

Worn with a loose fitting blouse, this ensemble is a daring alternative to the conventional sari.

Suicide Sari, by Kallol Datta, 2011
Purchased with the assistance of the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Mr. Perry Smith
Museum number: IS. 25:1-2015 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015

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