How much significance can a single quilt carry? Across cultures women have used remnant textiles to patch and sew coverings for their families - a tradition created out of thrift and necessity, that most often became a personal artistic expression of the dreams they carried while labouring over days and months to create that quilted covering.
Image: detail of Good Earth Textile Art, Quilt 1, Sindhu Ajrak. Image above: detail of Good Earth Textile Art, Quilt 1, Sarnath Brocade quilt.
Passed on within the family, the quilts not only offer comfort against the cold, but also a connection to home, to ancestry, to shared traditions. To a tangible piece of someone’s hands and heart.
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