Blue Mosque Patchwork

Patch Work,



The Hagia Sophia of Istanbul has been realised in blue swatches of embroidered cloth against a beautiful dark green background. The graceful sweep of the dome and the four minarets reaching skywards have been re-created using patches of embroidered cloth in various shades of blue, livened up with a smattering of flower motifs. Patchwork is a technique that originated in Rajasthan as a means of reinforcing worn out parts of old clothes. However, it was soon promoted into the artistic firmament owing to the myriad possibilities emerging out of cloth patterns and colours.

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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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    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Length: 96
    Width: 2
    Height: 105
    Type of Material:Fabric

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