Quilt No.128MOV - Museum of Victoria

Owner: 
Museum of Victoria
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
PAKISTAN
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Quilt of [cotton], with geometric pattern of squares and triangles in primary colours. Tassels attached.
2320 x 1490mm
History: 

Made in the 1950s at the village in Sind from whence Dr Kazi came. Given to the Museum of Victoria by Dr Kazi.

Story: 

The Sind area, a region of Pakistan, is famous for embroidery.
"Much of the best Sind embroidery comes from the eastern area of the province around Umarkot and Chor. Embroidery in silk and cotton thread is usually worked on a ground of local cotton fabric, generally dyed indigo���..
It is the Sindi women who do the embroidery and use it to decorate clothing, quilts, covers and hangings."
[Source: 'Embroidery Traditional designs, techniques and patterns from all over the world Mary Gostelow]-

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