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Traditional Everyday Patchwork

Traditional Everyday Patchwork
Maker unknown
Middle Sindh, Pakistan
1990
54" x 94"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:121.4
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

This ralli illustrates one of the most typical everyday quilts. The color scheme is based on the old, natural dyes colors even though chemical dyes are now used. The size of the fabric used in the piecing is typical for an everyday quilt. The geometric design is bold, especially when viewed from a distance. The stains are ones that are very often seen on rallis. The back is fabric over-dyed green.




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