A berry with no seeds
Bananas are one of the oldest and cheapest fruits growing in South India and have been referred to as the “fruit of a wise man”. In this large woodcut, Jagadeesh Tammineni uses wood from the trees around his home in Vizag or Vishakhapatnam to depict locally grown bananas in a realistic way. Tammineni explains that he wants the viewers to experience a “sense of touch” so that we feel like the fruit is inviting us. Bananas or plantains contain different flavours at every stage, from under ripe to overripe and one such recipe that uses ripe bananas is below.