I am from Kalimpong and that falls in West Bengal...also having lived in Calcutta...have been conditioned to seeing Kali all around. (from temples to posters, to pandals)
Kālikā in Sanskrit, is the Hindu Goddess associated with empowerment. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death. Kali means "the black one".
Since Shiva is called Kāla—the eternal time—Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in time has come). Hence, Kāli is considered the goddess of time and change. She is presented as dark and violent, and her earliest incarnation is a figure of annihilation.
What also fascinates me are strong women characters, this Goddess is also dark...so all things packed together made a subject that needed to be created in fabric...
This sample has been booked by Orijit Sen (http://peopletreeonline.com/50/sc-orjit.htm) as I was making it...so I am super happy!!!
Cant wait to start on the next one!!!!