This paper cut is a representation of the Hindu goddess Kali. She is the goddess of time, doomsday, and death, or the black goddess.Kali is the quintessential embodiment of shakti, female power. She emerges as an independent goddess around 1000 BCE. She is a scary, bloodthirsty embodiment of destruction, and the ultimate protector against evil.
The cuttings have been derived from traditional folk patterns from South Asia. The patterns further evoke the feminine and the Devine in the female figure.