Vrikshasana Yoga Patchwork

Patch Work,



This wall hanging shows the popular yoga stance called Vrikshasana or Tree Pose. This patchworked silhouette of a yogi is realised by joining embroidered pieces of green-hued cloth against a warm maroon backdrop. All along the joints, there are strips of coarse yarn overlaid in order to emphasise the individual shapes, as well as to conceal the stitches. This technique originated in the Indian state of Rajasthan, first as a way to add life to the worn out parts of old clothes. It was not long before it became an art form in its own right.

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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: 55.5
    Width: 2
    Height: 119
    Type of Material:Patches of embellished fabric

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