Born in 1931 in Ahmedabad, Piraji Sagara hailed from the Sagara community in Rajasthan. The artist trained at the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai, and in 1963, was invited by architect B V Doshi to teach at the School of Architecture in Ahmedabad. Sagara was known for his “wood collages,” which were influenced by Gujarati folk traditions. Between 1950 and 1990, he produced an extensive body of work, imbibing nails, paint, embroidery, glass beads and copper trinkets into burnt wood. His work has been exhibited in Europe and Japan, and he has showcased his art alongside M F Husain, S H Raza and Jeram Patel. In 1971, Sagara participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil. Sagara passed away in 2014.
He has two mixed media on wood exhibited with Us,one of which is titled Seven Horses and was made in 1978.