Traditional Archway Patchwork

Patch Work,



This wall hanging, an example of Patchwork, shows an ornate arch, reminiscent of traditional designs like the South Indian Warangal arch or the Chidambaram temple. The Indian state of Rajasthan is the birthplace of the art and technique of Patchwork. This method had humble beginnings as a means of adding life to old clothes, but its artistic values soon came to the fore. One characteristic of the technique is the use of strips of coarse yarn to cover the joints between the pieces of cloth, thereby clearly outlining each piece as well as concealing the stitches. Weighing in at six kilos and nearly nine feet in height, it will make its presence felt in most settings.

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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: 84.5
    Width: 2
    Height: 106
    Type of Material:Fabric

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