Kerala’s Coir adopts Kung Fu Master
Alappuzha: ??Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee will be soon adorning the walls of homes in India and abroad, thanks to the coir of ‘God’s Own Country’.
The Kerala State Coir Corporation Ltd. (KSCC), under the state government, has designed a new wall hanging made in coir with the face of Bruce Lee, the martial arts master and actor, who is known across the world for his lightning quick kicks as portrayed in films like ‘Enter the Dragon’.
The artifact is created by an in-house designer of the Corporation, which has its headquarters in Alappuzha. The Bruce Lee wall hanging is an attraction in the international pavilion of the ongoing ‘Coir Kerala 2016’, which will conclude on February 5.
“We are targeting both the domestic and international market for the wall hanging with the face of the Kung Fu master,” said KSCC Chairman Shri Rajendra Prasad.
“It is expected to be popular in China as well as the United States, where the Chinese-born actor lived,” KSCC Managing Director Shri G.N. Nair.
The wall hanging has a coir base, on which the water colour painting was done after a bleaching process. A spray gun painting on a stencil plate was used to create the portrait of Bruce Lee, said designer Shri Rajeevan P R, a KSCC employee in Alappuzha.
“We have received inquiries about the wall hanging of Bruce Lee from several visitors,” said Shri Rajeevan.
KSCC’s wall hanging based on the famous Mona Lisa painting had been a huge attraction at last year’s ‘Coir Kerala’ along with a portrait of musician Bob Marley.
Another KSCC wall hanging, which is drawing visitors this year, is a wall hanging with a portrait and message of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, also designed in-house by the Corporation.
“Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail,” says the message of the former President on the coir wall hanging.
The wall hangings based on portraits of famous personalities is produced under the Corporation’s Coircraft brand.