The prints in this series came from a set of hand-painted maps of 28 Indian states produced by Dastkari Haat Samiti (, a New Delhi-based organization that specializes in craft preservation. Each map uses visuals to communicate the crafts and lifestyle of each a particular region in India. Akshata has purchased the copyrights to many maps, and created unique designs to capture their fine detail. Each original map artist received a fee for his or her contribution from Dastkar.

Maps of India