Bengal Blue 1000 Pc Puzzle
Fun, functional art with a purpose.
This 1000 piece puzzle is created through a collaboration between a young Black woman in Brooklyn, NYC and a Bangladesh and India based artist, Vinita Karim.
Vinita infuses her nomadic experiences into her work, drawing on her extensive travel to depict vibrant cityscapes that mix the real and the imagined. Her vibrant, brilliantly shimmering landscapes are rich with her geographic and architectural memories, creating gorgeous images that are at once foreign and familiar. The golden sky of the Sahara, the forts of Malta, the ghats of Varanasi, and the constantly shifting rivers of Bangladesh all inspire her distinctive style and creative compositions.
Not just a cool puzzle, each sale supports both a rising artist and a micro-company getting started in a very complicated retail environment - which is why for the first time in many years, I've broken my "not made in China" rule.
Mandi had a contract with a US puzzle manufacturer signed but when covid hit she was too small to get production from them and was forced to move production, for now, to China. Her goal is to move production to the US within the next 2 years.
Measures 24" square when complete. Difficulty level - VERY
Made of recycled chipboard and non-toxic inks. Printed in China.
For children 3+ as this product contains small pieces that may present a choking hazard.