Meet Bhaval Shah, founder and designer of Cartoloji. Bhaval started painting abstract map-art in 2005 when she and her husband were living in Philadelphia’s Loft District.  A painting she had hanging in the loft attracted a lot of attention from friends. One commission led to another and soon she found herself painting almost full time. She now lives in Washington, D.C. where she established Cartoloji to turn her art into prints, pillows, and more.

Through her own multicultural background, Bhaval knows that individuals relate powerfully to maps of places that are important to them. Cartoloji fits perfectly into her vision to allow her map-art to be accessible to all and to tell a story of a love of place, heritage or travels.

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