ODE TO THE KUNBI
BY URVASHI BAHUGUNA
Waist deep in the paddy, working women end their pleats safely above the ground.
The red of the saree is borrowed from iron-steady earth, a fire-bush, due dates.
Ever an ode to the functional, Kunbi means the one who makes from one seed many.
Note: The Kunbi saree is a traditional indigenous weave from Goa.
Illustration by Fabian Gonsalves. You can follow his work on instagram.com/fabskribbler
Read more from The Peacock: Issue 7 (2019) here.