Thursday, November 06, 2014

Gheela Peetha and a cup of Tea

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Being a rice growing region, a lot of the local and traditional snacks, cereal and sweets are made using rice as it's main ingredient in Assam. Peetha is one of the most popular snacks/sweet and it is made in various shapes and sizes during the festive time of Bihu. The one in this sketch along with the cup of tea is called Gheela Peetha and is made from a mixture of rice, jaggery and condiments and deep fried. Interestingly many things which are kind of a disc shape but solid and smaller in size may be referred as 'gheela' in Assamese language. In fact, the knee cap is also referred as 'gheela' in this language! Btw, this one is sketched after a piece is bitten off :).

Medium: watercolor on sketchbook.
Size: 10" H x 6 1/2" W.
Time: 60 min. Approx.
Source: from own reference picture.

© Dhruba Mazumder, 2014. All rights reserved.

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