CULTURE and art of bonsai in India is somewhat different when compared to most other countries. Many women become bonsai lovers and creators in this country, some of them even became master and President of the Indian Bonsai Association.
Master AH Lutfi (Indonesia) who had at least five times visit to India in order to provide demos and workshops, see the two characteristics in the world of bonsai in India. First, their appreciation of bonsai as bad or as good as any, was amazing. Second, the shape of bonsai in India mostly ‘skinny’.
“This can happen because – yes it was – mostly bonsai enthusiasts in India are women. In making bonsai, they prefer to plant rather than digging out of the forest,” said AH Lutfi on BursaBonsai.com, some time ago.
In half-jokingly, AH Lutfi said that the culture and art of bonsai, India lags about 10 years behind Indonesia. But in terms of the number of women bonsai master, Indonesia lags far behind. According Rahul Kumar Gautam from www.kindlebonsai.com, among two women bonsai master that belongs India today is Renu Vaish and Kiran Jain. Renu is one of the founders of Indian Bonsai Association (IBA), while Kiran Jain ever become President of IBA and now a representative of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF) in India.Mrs. RENU VAISH
Mrs Renu has been into bonsai art since 1975, and from last three decades she has been actively teaching Bonsai Art in Delhi after Dr Leila Dhanda. She founded the Indian Bonsai Association, Delhi along with Dr. Leila.
Her best contribution to Indian Bonsai Association was to grow it from 20 to 120 active members that’s why people look up to her when it comes to Bonsai Art. She keeps visiting different bonsai clubs in India to give bonsai lectures and hold workshops. Her work also selected and recognised in various International Bonsai events and competitions.Ms. KIRAN JAIN
A Bonsai enthusiast and former President of Indian Bonsai Association. She has been creating Bonsais for over 35 years. She spreads her knowledge of Bonsais by holding classes, demonstrations and lectures at various organizations. She is a Delhi representative of the “World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF) of India” and her beautiful works of art depicts her passion for Bonsais.
::: iwan /kindlebonsai.com