These quilts are colourful ,exurberant, instinctive ,vibrant and exquistely assembled. Made with love ! No more so than this stunning geometric applique wedding quilt. In good condition ,most likely a dowry piece. Beautifully appliqued ,flag edged and decorated with sequins .Medium weight.
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 five 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.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:130cm x 200cm
Care: Dry Clean
Vintage Applique Quilt - Pakistan