CREATORS OF CRAFT Keerthi McIntosh (right) holds one of nine afghans she created with her mother Geetha Rau (left) and aunts – many in India – as part of a knit-along honoring her grandmother Indira Boray, who beautified her world through textile creations. (Photo: lawellphoto.com)
TALENT ON TAP These seven sisters carry on their mother Indira Boray’s textile skills. From left: Vasantha Swamy, of Bangalore, India; Nalini Nadig, of Sugar Land; Pratima Hariprasad, of Bangalore; Uma Nath, of Bangalore; Jayashree Rao, of Somerset, NJ; Chandrika Rao, of Bangalore; and Geetha Rau, of West University.
INDIRA’S INFLUENCE Geetha Rau and daughter Keerthi McIntosh, the brainchild of the afghan knit-along, visited their family of co-knitters in India in December 2018 while there for a wedding. From left: Keerthi, Geetha, and Geetha’s sisters Vasantha Swamy, Nalini Nadig, Jayashree Rao, Uma Nath, and Keerthi’s cousin, Dhanu Nagaraj, who hosted the gathering.