Hathi and Son Patchwork

Patch Work,



Guaranteed to bring a smile to most people's lips, this nine feet wide wall hanging of a juvenile elephant playfully trailing her mother, radiates a childlike wonder in nature. Swatches of multicoloured embroidered pieces of cloth are expertly joined into the final resulting likeness, against a contrasting brown background. Approximately five feet by eight feet in area and weighing a little over four kilos, this piece of decor transforms the entire wall that it is put up on. It is an example of the art of Patchwork, which originated in Rajasthan. Patchwork is distinguished by the use of strips of coarse cloth to cover the joints between the different pieces, and also to hide 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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    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: 58
    Type of Material:Fabric

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