Godson Samuel, a pastor from coastal Tamil Nadu, now working in Pune was a student of a lady professor in Bangalore’s United Theological College some years ago. Hearteningly, the woman’s courage and ability to break the gender barrier seems to have had a positive effect on the young man. In an exhibition titled Women, Leaves and Lent, the priest exhibited some of the exquisite creations that he carved out of dried leaves of the palm tree. The highlight of the theme – a focus on the women who are often missing from Biblical narratives!
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Here is a peek into this wondrous craft.