Danda Doli & Phugadi

Danda Doli
Artist: Tehmina Maknojia

Materials: Iron pipe, fiber lamination, enamel paints
Sizes: 10×5 feet
Material: Iron pipe, bearing, iron sheet, enamel paints

Size: 6×9 feet

The Danda Doli and Phugadi ‘swings’ mimic two familiar physically playful interactions children grow up with in the subcontinent. In Danda Doli, grownups lie on their back, press their knees together and rock the child as s/he holds on. The Gujrati word Phugadi describes how two children grip each other’s wrists, cross forearms and swirl at a dizzying speed. These installations, the rockers and merry-go-round, replicate the kinetic energy and movement of these acts of play.

Thanks to: Hajra Haider
Photos: Humayun Memon


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