Dolphins Patchwork

Patch Work,



A pair of dolphins making a game out of a ball using their snouts is the playful image writ large upon a dark blue background in this wall hanging. The likenesses of the dolphins have been created through the creative use of pieces of embroidered cloth. This is characteristic of a technique called Patchwork, which originated in Rajasthan, in which the joints are covered with strips of a coarse yarn. These strips perform two functions:one is the creative effect of outlining the different pieces of cloth, while the other is the practical purpose of concealing the stitches.

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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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    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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    Length: 98.5
    Width: 2
    Height: 106
    Type of Material:Fabric

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