Quilt

This quilt is pieced together from fragments of used cloth, including previously worn silk and cotton saris. The bold style and free arrangement of patches suggest it was made by the Sidis, descendents of Africans living in India. Sidi quilts, or kawandi, integrate both Indian and African textile traditions. Look for the contrasting, detailed embroidery resembling bird footprints.


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  • Quilt

    Quilt

    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

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  • Quilt

    Quilt

    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

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  • Cover

    Cover

    Asia: South Asia, India, Central India

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  • Quilt

    Quilt

    Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

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What do you see in the central design on this quilt?

responded: May 30, 2010

Posted by janjan

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I see repetition and variation, following the rules and breaking them (and the lines). I love how many colours are included and how they work together in the big blocks because of repetition of small amounts of those colours elsewhere in the piece.

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