AN ARTIST IS RE-IMAGINING GAMES OF THRONES’ CHARACTERS AS INDIANS:
Ever imagined Daenerys in a desi saree dressed up like a typical Bollywood actress along with Jon Snow in a dashing kurta? Your imagination has been recreated finally by an extremely talented artist Parth Kothekar who noticed how the characters of this popular TV series look much like Indians somehow. He had this idea on this mind and took out a pen and paper to get set to work.
This unusual and extra-ordinary paper-cuttings by Parth has made us amazed. Arya handing her sword with the help of palu in her saree while Daenerys donned up beautifully and Jon looking dapper as usual but this time in an Indian feathered turban.
When one looks at this paper-cuts, one can observe the hard work and skill used for this delicate piece of art. This art of depicting silhouette and stencil forms was first originated in China and then got widespread in different countries around the world.
Parth began his journey of paper-cutting four years ago while practicing with a graffiti stencil. Parth said, “It takes a steady hand to create paper-cuts. I had enough practice in controlling my hands during delicate work thanks to my experience cutting out stencils. It was the idea of reversing the stencil that made me curious.”
With over 13,000 followers on Instagram, Parth regularly posts his different creations every now and then. He also has recreated the Indian version of everyone’s favourite character- Tyrion Lannister who is stealing the show with a dhoti-kurta adorned by a stole.
Kothekar was a student of 3D-animation but he dropped out of the institute as he realized his main interest laid on the 2D-animation form. Another masterpiece by Kothekar includes the most epic character of this well-known show- The Night King itself, dressed in a way where he’s looking like a dulha on the way to his wedding.
Parth also discussed what inspired him to do such interesting paper-cuttings of the characters, “Since childhood I have seen my mother in sari”, he continued, “What fascinates me is the fact that this meticulous yet complex appearing piece of clothing is nothing but a single, long drape and women carry it with such elegance.”
To get more information about Parth’s work, you can follow him on Instagram or check out his collection on Etsy, a US-based e-commerce site.