wife of an Indian diplomat, picked up
more than a decade ago and improvised and experimented with
the fusion of Indian and Islamic elements to this otherwise
Farha, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature,
pursues varied interests in arts and crafts. While she has
passion for Egg Decorations and Silk Painting, she is
equally adept at charcoal painting, Thermo Cole painting,
Tile Painting, Aluminium
foil work, Glass Painting, glitter and zardori work
and soft-toy making.
of egg art include a wide selection of decorated Ostrich,
Emu, Goose, Duck, Turkey, Guinea and Hen eggs. Each of
Farha’s eggshells are intricately cut, carved and decorated
by hand and ornamented using pearls, beads, crystals,
brocade, velvet, satin, golden laces and rhinestone chains,
making each piece a masterpiece and one of its kind. Farha
employs various techniques for decorating egg shells like
cutting, carving, decoupage, trolling, etching, engraving,
dyeing and bead work.
She has created each egg with great precision and ingenuity
and involved several man hours of intricate work. These
unique Objets d’Art are masterpieces which will lead the
Connoisseurs of Art on a voyage into the realm of beauty and
She uses a high speed tool for cutting to reduce torque and
thus prevent shattering. Shells are treated then with liquid
polymer to strengthen and preserve their natural beauty. The
eggs are mounted on beautiful silver and golden stands.
All eggs used for artistry belong to hatchery or farm grown
birds only. No eggs are taken from the wild.
of decorated eggs was first displayed in October 2003 for a
month by the Art Lovers’ Group of the renowned Danish Pharmaceutical
Company H. Lundbeck A/S.
full-fledged solo exhibition of Decorated Eggs and Silk Paintings
was hosted by the
Commune, Denmark at Byggeriets Hus from April 8-May 9, 2004.
A part of her
collection of decorated eggs was also displayed in the
International Ramadan Exhibition titled "Ramadan Around the
World" held at Intercontinental Hotel Jeddah on 16-17th
October, 2005 which featured cultural exhibits of arts and
crafts from several countries of Asia and the Middle East.
Farha's second solo exhibition, 'EGGCELLENCE' was held at Reda Art
Gallery in Jeddah from 14-16 June, 2008 and was
inaugurated by Her Royal Highness Princess Fahda Bint Al-Saud.
The exhibition was received with great enthusiasm and
connoisseurs of art.
first solo exhibition in India titled ‘EGGXOTICA’,
is being held
from April 11-15, 2010 at the prestigious
Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Farha is a member of the
International Egg Art Guild
(IEAG), which is a non-profit association of artists,
artisans, and craftspeople who work with natural eggs as an
art or folk art medium.
Farha is a pioneer in promoting Egg Art in India.