Gateway Of India Patchwork

Patch Work,



This is a Patchwork wall hanging depicting a stylized version of the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai. It has been created by combining embroidered pieces of cloth of contrasting colours against a neutral grey background. A closer look reveals that the joints between the pieces of cloth are covered by strips of a coarser yarn. This is a Patchwork technique that accomplishes two objectives:it highlights individual shapes, and it hides the underlying stitches. Patchwork has its origins in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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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: 106
    Width: 2
    Height: 81
    Type of Material:Fabric

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