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: Mar 29, 2012

Posted by Mahmood Husain

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I see a large body water in the centre surrouned by warm sand. There is quite a bit movement along the edges in the centre. The repetition of colours slows down the movement so the eye eye can fixate on a section without getting distracted.

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