Kanchil the mouse deer and his friend, Monyet the monkey, plant some trees and look forward to eating their fruit. When they are finally ripe, Monyet climbs the trees to pick them. But once he gets up there, Monyet can't resist eating all the fruit by himself - and Kanchil can't resist getting even. A deft and humourous re-telling of one of the best-loved tales in Indonesian folklore, Mangoes and Bananas features exquisite art in the traditional Kalamkari style of textile painting from southeast India.
Nathan Kumar Scott was born and raised in India of American parents and has been bridging cultures all his life. He has been a theatre director, designer, playwright, puppeteer and storyteller, and his work has been performed across the USA as well as in Ecuador, Mexico, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Nathan is currently the director of an educational foundation which introduces Indian culture to students from around the world. To find out more about Nathan Kumar Scott and his work click here T. Balaji is a master craftsman working in the traditional Kalamaki style of Indian textile painting. He also holds a PhD in Physics, and has a(nother) day job as a scientist. Born into a weavers' community, he is the first Kalamaki artist to illustrate narrative fiction - a departure from the form's traditional depictions of deities and mythology. He also runs the Hasthakala Kendram foundation, which gives annual awards to traditional artists.