Scott Rothstein, a textile artist, donated 14 drawings to the Folk Art Society’s auction. These intricate pen-and-ink drawings were made by the family of Ganesh Jogi and Teju Ben of Ahmedabad, India. Fascinated by these mysterious works from the other side of the world, I wrote to the donor requesting more information. Rothstein replied that he had met these artists while his wife was stationed in India with the U.S. State Department. They also collected many other Indian art works during the several years they spent there before being transferred to Tokyo.
Rothstein took photographs of many of these artists who live and work in India. He also put me in touch with Minhazz Majumdar, a writer in India, who was researching and promoting the work of folk artists there. She agreed to wri