These quilts are colourful ,exurberant, instinctive ,vibrant and exquistely assembled. Made with love ! No more so than this stunning tropical print patchwork quilt. In excellent condition looks unused most likely a dowry piece. Particuarly finely stitched by hand in a fab mix of graphic prints making a good medium - heavy weight quilt.
Three or four women will work on a quilt at the same time once they have finished their other work for the day.In Sindh,Pakistan it is an integral part of the culture to make brightly coloured quilts as part of a wedding dowry. I have been collecting late 20th Century dowry quilts for some years now noticing the changes in motifs ,materials and stitching.It is an interesting period in textile history as many influences from political unrest ,natural disasters, such as drought and earthquakes, migration of rural quilt making famlies to the city and of course technology have all been instrumental to the demise of the quilt making tradtions .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 !
Size : 220cm x 175cm
Care : Machine wash 30*
Vibrant Finely Stitched Vintage Quilt - Pakistan
-Machine Wash 30*