Ballroom Dancers Patchwork

Patch Work, India
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The Patchwork technique has been uniquely used in this piece of wall décor, by overlaying a rich maroon background with blue hues. The result is the modern silhouette of a duetting pair of ballroom dancers captured in the midst of an intimate and romantic step. The Indian state of Rajasthan is the cradle through which the art of Patchwork was brought into this world. People would use discarded pieces of embroidered cloth found in tailors' shops to reinforce their old clothes and make them last longer. One characteristic of this technique when used as decor is the use of strips of coarse material to overlay the joints, concealing the stitches and providing beautiful outlines.

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Initially this craft was only made for weddings as a symbol of good luck and wealth but gradually people took this up as a craft form in its own. Developments in the craft witnessed the making of wall art pieces and other modern products.

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    Process of Making

    A cotton fabric is pasted with the help of atta glue on the floor. The cloth is properly stretched and pasted in order to avoid any sort of creases. The designs are then traced using a tracing wheel and carbon paper. This done only when the patches are to be pasted in a specific manner. They are also done when specific surface ornamentation or embellishment is done on the product apart from just putting patches together. The patches are then pasted in the required order and design. Mostly large ...

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    Anatomy of the Product

    Dimensions(cm):
    Length: 116
    Width: 93.5
    Height: 2
    Weight(gm):7370.0000
    Craft : Patch Work
    Colour : Multi Coloured
    Placement : Wall

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