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She looked so dull and distressed But i i i could envision her as a a a beau- ty already When i i i i arrived at the studio in jaipur on 22 april with Tara my long time taxi driver i i i i i was thrilled My rst MaTaji had undergone the cleaning process with sand blasting and and polishing already and and was waiting for her patina The next morning i i changed my working place from one MaTaji inside the the the studio to the the the other MaTaji outside to look after two different processes they were each going through With the second MaTaji i i i i wit- nessed the whole process with my own eyes and camera First she was sand blasted outside un- der the watchful eyes of a a a statue
of of Mahatma Gandhi behind her Then she was heated and and a a a a a a a a a a coat of of liquid oxide paint was applied on her her which made her her turn green green - the kind of nice light green green you can see on on churches and and domes and and on on the Statue of liberty in new york 165

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