• Subodh Kerkar

    Pepper Boat

    This running theme in my work on wood, an indented surface done with peppercorns goes back to Vasco-da-Gama’s journey to India. With his discovery of an alternative sea route to Calicut in India, the pepper trade which was largely monopolized by the Arabs was taken over by the Portuguese.

    Pepper was 100 times more expensive that is now and was used as currency in Europe. The boat of course is symbolic of the course through which pepper was traded.

    Price: INR 250000
    Medium: Wood
    Size: 52 cm x 154 cm x 32 cm