Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci’s creation becomes ‘Shona Lisa’, ‘Mona Tai’, ‘Lisa Ben’ and more: The Tribune India


Tribune web desk

Chandigarh, September 26

Desis draped Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa in a sari and parody makers had a field day.

Considered one of the most valuable paintings in the world, Mona Lisa got an Indian makeover from a fabric company and her various Indian avatars went viral.

Originally shared by ReshaWeaves as part of their online campaign, Mona Lisa was put in various Indian weaves from around the country.

The creative campaign featured Mona Lisa in various regional sarees and also gave her local names.

The campaign shared a post on Instagram, showcasing ‘Mona in Six Yards Across India’. It showed ‘stories from Mona’s sari diaries about her trip to India’.

The first post featured ‘Shona Lisa’ dressed in a sumptuous Murshidabad silk saree along with accessories and a large red bindi, typical of Hindu Bengali brides.

After her was ‘Maharani Lisa’ from Rajasthan. She was so in awe of the land of kings that she dressed like a queen herself.

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

Representations from Kerala, Maharashtra and South Delhi were ‘Lisa Mol’, ‘Lisa Tai’ and ‘Lisa Mausi’ respectively.

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

While ‘Lisa Tai’ what? decked out in a Paithani sari and nose ring, ‘Lisa Mausi’ was wearing sunglasses, a handbag and an iPhone.

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

‘Lisa Mausi’ was followed by ‘Lisa Bomma’ from Telangana.

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

Then followed ‘Lisa Devi’ from Bihar with a large red bindi, while ‘Lisa Ben’ from Gujarat with bracelets and silver jewelry stole the show.

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

Mona Lisa gets desi names and clothes from India; Leonardo da Vinci's creation becomes 'Shona Lisa', 'Mona Tai', 'Lisa Ben' and more: The Tribune India

The interpretations were a hit among netizens, and the internet demanded more Mona Lisa images, reimagined from other states.

One Twitter user commented, “The creativity is amazing,” while another called the campaign the “best thing on the web.”

A third user wrote: “The fact that every dress and every outfit is different and yet so beautiful.”

Hope Leonarda da Vinci is happy with it Mona Lisa’s Indian make over.

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