This is the last in a group of quilts I was lucky enough to come across and didn't hesitate to buy as I could see that the quality of the stitching was far superior than most .The others Im pleased to say were bought by collectors. There is something wonderful about this loud abstract neon fabric being softened by millions of tiny hand stitched running stitches,also the cosy cottage floral on the back such a fun contrast ! These bold bright abstract vintage quilts are so contemporary. I have been collecting late 20th Century dowry quilts from the Sindh valley, Pakistan, for some years now. When a quilt is started the women of the house invite their neighbours to help and a group of them work together for a full day to layer the quilt (at least three layers) and sew in the tacking stitches so the family can then concentrate on their decorative embroidery.Three or four women will work on a quilt at the same time once they have finished their other work for the day.It is an integral part of the culture in this part of the world belived to represent the earth as they are used on items close to the ground ,ie beds ,cots,and rugs. As synthetic fabrics flooded the local markets, their vivid colours and cheap prices became more popular with the women and so their quilts ( made up from left over fabrics they used for their clothes) also became brighter ! These quilts are colourful ,exurberant, instinctive ,vibrant and exquistely assembled. Made with love !
Finely Stitched Neon Abstract 20th Century Ralli -Pakistan