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King Charles, Queen Camilla Wear Sabyasachi’s Masks At Animal Ball

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King Charles, Queen Camilla Wear Sabyasachi’s Masks At Animal Ball

LONDON (ANI) – Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Camilla wore elephant masks at the Animal Ball 2023 on June 29, which were designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Sabyasachi shared a picture with King Charles and Queen Camilla and wrote, “Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla. With Ruth Ganesh from Elephant Family and Sabyasachi at The Animal Ball 2023. “The Elephant Family and I are committed to similar but different missions. While I aim to preserve endangered heritage crafts, they conserve endangered animals and habitats. It’s my privilege and honor to be a part of their cause.”

Popular Indian designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, and Anita Dongre represented the country by creating masks for the guests at the Animal Ball 2023.

Sabyasachi wrote, “Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla in The Shola Mask from Sabyasachi. For The Animal Ball 2023. Presented by Elephant Family “I like to tell hyper-local stories to the world in an attempt to create economic sustainability for heritage crafts and craftspeople.”

The Shola masks have been made by hand using age-old artisanal techniques and materials, as a collaboration between the artists from the Sabyasachi Art Foundation and the master craftspeople of Bengal. The masks celebrate the continuity of one of Bengal’s most treasured heritage crafts that is practiced by about 5,000 artisans. Shola is the craft of carving shola pith, the sponge cork from the aquatic plant that grows in the marshlands of Bengal. Every year the craftspeople make decorations for the deities and entire structures during the Durga Puja celebrations–which is a part of UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Shola Masks are made in homage to Bengal’s living heritage and culture.”

Anita Dongre created the “Panchhi Mask” for the ball, which represented the birds that best represent tropical countries. Malhotra made the fictitious “Maharaja Mask” that symbolized the lion, which Janhvi Kapoor aced with grace.

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  • Mr. King Please return Kohinoor diamond to its rightful owner, India!

    July 1, 2023
    • Just think of it as a gift to his majestic. Had it been left in India, it would have been lost or “disappeared”. Think about the benefits Indian received from Britain. First, my grand father got job in East African Railways when Britain was administering that country. There was nothing much for him in then Punjab, India as it is also now. His son, my father, derived his income from supplying material to the local government that was run by Britain. We, his children, in turn got best education and because of that we were able to study in a UK universities free, including my brother who became a doctor. In addition, medical was free as well a living money. After studying 5-year, we got British citizenship. This would not have been possible in free India. There are many other Indians who have and had received benefits from Britain. Even at present there are tons of Indian living, earning, and sending money from Britain. Did India received any benefits from pre British invaders? What has India given us, Indians, in return? Moreover, you may cry “India was looted by Britain”. It may be true, but the fact is that the Britain is till richer and better off than India even after 75 years of independence. While PM Modi is doing his best, but knowing the quality of Indians, it will take generations.

      July 2, 2023

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