Quilts of India

The first extensive survey of Indian quilts; exploring the historic and contemporary context of quilt-making in India, detailing designs, techniques and 25 unique quilting genres.

Author: Patrick J. Finn


ISBN: 9789381523933

Category: Design

Page: 386

View: 442

Quilts of India: Timeless Textiles is the first extensive survey of Indian quilts compiled in India or abroad, identifying and exploring the historic and contemporary context of quiltmaking. Over 500 photographs, captured in rural villages, museums and urban settings, present the richness of this pervasive textile tradition. From the simplest utility quilt to the most elaborate Indo-Portuguese coverlet, the book details the diverse designs, varied techniques and multiple uses of the 25 unique quilting genres.

Quilt Field Guide for Bangladesh India and Pakistan

This Field Guide is a ready reference to the quilts of the subcontinent. It is a tool designed to help readers identify many of quilting genres of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is intended for quilters, scholars and textile experts.

Author: Patrick J. Finn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544042428

Category: Quilts

Page: 122

View: 828

This Field Guide is a ready reference to the quilts of the subcontinent. It is a tool designed to help readers identify many of quilting genres of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is intended for quilters, scholars and textile experts.

Ralli Quilts

Tells the story of a fascinating quilting tradition found in southern Pakistan and western India. These quilts, called ralli, have stunning designs, brilliant colors, and an intriguing history.

Author: Patricia Ormsby Stoddard

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764316975

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 974

Tells the story of a fascinating quilting tradition found in southern Pakistan and western India. These quilts, called ralli, have stunning designs, brilliant colors, and an intriguing history. More than 130 ralli quilts from the mid to late twentieth century are shown, along with background information on where they were made, pattern characteristics, type of fabric, and dimensions. A valuable reference for textile historians, designers, and quilt lovers everywhere.

Four Centuries of Quilts

trade of India and described the cottons stained with flowers and figures, “which
are so fixed in the cloth, that no water can wash them out.”3 In addition to
producing textiles for clothing and home furnishings, Indians made a variety of
quilts, ...

Author: Linda Baumgarten

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207360

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 356

View: 168

An exquisite and authoritative look at four centuries of quilts and quilting from around the world Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time. The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art. Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.

South Asian Folklore

Many of the quilts were fringed. Other trade quilts sent to England from India
included whole-cloth quilts of mordant printed cottons and hand-painted chintz,
all quilted with the running stitch. Today, light quilts for personal use utilize old ...

Author: Peter Claus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000143538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

View: 816

With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

Massachusetts Quilts

Embroidered dais cover , North India ( or Decca ) , early eighteenth century .
Cotton , with silk and metal - wrapped yarns , quilted with silk yarns ( 12834 " X
99 " ) . Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston , Gift of John Goelet (
66.862 ) .

Author: Lynne Z. Bassett

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584657453

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 336

View: 979

The definitive treasury of Massachusetts's historic quilts, and a tribute to the creative spirit of their makers

Quilts of the Ohio Western Reserve

The T-shaped quilt was a style popular throughout New England from the s to the
present.9 The particular quilt ... the inhabitants of the log-houses of America
females with dresses composed of the muslins of Britain, the silks of India, ...

Author: Ricky Clark

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416596

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 115

View: 186

Quilts of Ohio's Western Reserve includes early quilts brought from Connecticut to the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and contemporary quilts, including one by an Old Order Amish woman and a quilt inspired by Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Quilt makers in Oberlin, including fifth-generation descendants of abolitionists and slaves, produced the “Underground Railroad Quilt” in 1987. Ricky Clark, one of Ohio's foremost quilt historians, has assembled exquisite examples of calamanco, “T” quilts, and borderless pieced quilts to show the history of Connecticut aesthetics and history on the making of early quilts in this region. Rich in color, detail, and inventiveness, and often beautifully designed, the quilts of this region commemorate community history, from town fundraisers of the 1890s to a quilt designed by a Lake Erie shipbuilder. Sections of the book include quilts made during the Civil War and for postwar veteran's organizations as well as military and presidential quilts that relate to the history of the Western Reserve. Quilt design in Ohio has been celebrated in biennial exhibits, round-robin quilts, and most recently proudly painted on barns in rural Ohio. Quilts of Ohio's Western Reserve launches the Ohio Quilt Series and is a tribute to the quilts and quilters from the past and the present who have made the Western Reserve their home. A welcome addition to Ohio's cultural legacy, this book will interest the wider world of quilt and textile enthusiasts and historians. The Ohio Quilt Series books are affordably priced color volumes that explore Ohio's quilting history. Focusing on specific aspects of Ohio's quilting, the series provides an enduring record of one of Ohio's most popular crafts.

Statistical Descriptive and Historical Account of the North Western Provinces of India

Bedsteads , mattresses , quilts , carpets , and boxes would represent about £ 30 (
Rs . 300 ) worth of this , and cooking vessels the remainder . A well - to - do
cultivator owns a few strong boxes , and bedsteads and quilts , worth about £ 10 (
Rs ...

Author: Edwin Thomas Atkinson



Category: North-Western Provinces (India)

Page: 847

View: 136

The Imperial Gazetteer of India

A trader ' s house of the better class generally contains about £50 worth of
furniture and utensils of all kinds , of which bedsteads , mattresses , quilts ,
carpets , and boxes represent about £30 , and cooking vessels the remainder . A
well - to ...

Author: Sir William Wilson Hunter



Category: India


View: 454

The Industrial Arts of India

The calicoes Dr. Forbes Watson classifies as ( a ) plain calicoes , bleached and
unbleached , made all over India ; ( 6 ) ... Cuddalore , and Baroach ; and the
counterpanes and quilts of Karnul , Hyderabad in the Dakhan , and Ludianah .
Lace .

Author: George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood





View: 455

Studies in Economic Life in Mughal India

But there are clear references in the Patna - Surat and Surat - Agra factory
correspondence of this period which show the Bengal had a share in setting the
fashion for using such quilts in Europe and other parts of India . Silk quilts were
not ...

Author: Jagadish Narayan Sarkar

Publisher: Delhi : Oriental Publishers & Distributors


Category: Mogul Empire

Page: 433

View: 124

Papers, previously published in various journals, 1934-1973.

Report on the Old Records of the India Office

A proclamation of Charles I . , in 1631 , enumerating the imports and exports of
the East India Company in that year , affords ... musk , aloes , socotrina ,
ambergris , rich carpets of Persia “ and Cambaya , quilts of sattin , taffety , printed
calicoes ...

Author: George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood



Category: India

Page: 311

View: 965

F is for Friendship

The ralli quilts of India and Pakistan, the kente cloths of Africa, the Hmong story
cloths all weave their designs and ideas into the tradition of quilting. A beloved
quilt gives warmth and comfort and passes on the tradition and spirit of its maker.

Author: Helen L. Wilbur

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410307794

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 306

Quilting has existed for thousands of years, spanning the globe, practiced by women as well as men, and bringing together communities and generations. F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet examines the subject of quilting, as an art form as well as an item of utility, tracing its early history from a cave in Mongolia to patchwork bedcoverings transported in overland wagon trains to present-day exhibits at renowned museums. Topics include patterns, inventions, and fabric choices, as well as quilts as vehicles of American history. Helen L. Wilbur also authored Lily's Victory Garden and Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet. A former librarian who now works on the electronic side of the publishing world, she lives in New York City. Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated more than 20 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the best-selling The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell. He and his wife, Robbyn, live in Bath, Michigan.

On the Culture and Commerce of Cotton in India

Vastly important as cotton is to England and to America , it is not less so to India ,
though Indian cotton is but little esteemed ... At night they lie on beds and pillows
stuffed with cotton , and instead of blankets they cover themselves with quilts of ...

Author: John Forbes Royle



Category: Cotton growing

Page: 119

View: 326

On the Culture and Commerce of Cotton in India and Elsewhere

East India Company Up to the Present Time : Appendix, Papers Relating to the
Great Industrial Exhibition John Forbes Royle. CULTURE OF ... cover themselves
with quilts of calico padded with the same material . In place of doors and ...

Author: John Forbes Royle



Category: Cotton growing

Page: 607

View: 161

Textiles and Embroideries of India

In the English records of the sales of Indian embroideries, there is no specific
reference to provenance until 16 IS — a date coinciding with the first arrival in
London of Bengal quilts. Thus, in the account of an auction held on 25th February
, ...




Category: Embroidery

Page: 152

View: 668

Indian Cotton Supply the Only Effectual and Permanent Measure for Relief to Lancashire

... they cover themselves with quilts of calico padded with the same material . In
place of doors and windows they hand up curtains padded with cotton . Awnings
and carpets , tents and tent - ropes , the coverings of carriages , the housings of ...

Author: Alexander Charles Brice



Category: Cotton famine

Page: 91

View: 352

Clues in the Calico

A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts Barbara Brackman ... A 1655
reference to an East Indian quilt probably describes a quilted piece of chintz,
imported as a finished quilt from India (5]. A 1685 inventory inclues a quilt of “
calico, ...

Author: Barbara Brackman

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1571209182

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 200

View: 718

In Clues in the Calico Barbara Brackman unveils a much-needed system for dating America's heirloom quilts. She tells how, by collecting and observing quilts and finally analyzing her computer file on close to 900 date-inscribed specimens, she arrived at the system. And through this telling she also imparts a colorful, stunningly illustrated history of quiltmaking along with a good bit of entertaining social history and the newest findings in textile research.

Women and Contemporary World Literature

The Metaphor of Quilts and Quiltmaking in Bharati Mukherjee ' s Jasmine Every
ralli quilt tells a story . It tells of the ... ( Patricia Ormsby Stoddard , Ralli Quilts :
Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India , 10 ) I looked again at the heap of
quilts .

Author: Deborah Fillerup Weagel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

View: 347

Many women in cultures throughout the world exhibit resilience and power in the face of obstacles and vicissitudes. From colonial New Spain to postcolonial Africa and India, Women and Contemporary World Literature examines ways in which women in literature function within their specific culture and circumstances to confront the challenges they encounter. In spite of fragmentation in their lives - much like quiltmakers - they piece together the scraps of their existence to form an integrated and complete whole. With its focus on power, fragmentation, and metaphor, and a strong interdisciplinary approach, this book offers a unique perspective to scholars, teachers, and students of comparative literature, contemporary world literature, colonial and postcolonial literature, women's studies, interdisciplinary studies, and literature and cultural studies.

One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns

Quilt Name Stories, Cutting Designs, Material Suggestions, Yardage Estimates,
Definite Instructions for Every Step of Quilt ... For instance, our chintz may be
traced back through various family connections and changes of name to the "
India ...

Author: Ruby Short McKim

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486207735

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 124

View: 603

This is one of the finest of all the available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality. The book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flower designs, rainbows designs, Irish chains, fish and bird and leaf designs. The book shows you, step by step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics. The book is written in an entertaining manner. The author weaves a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instructions, as well as some interesting facts about the history of quilting, quilt materials, patterns, and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of the patterns: "Monkey Wrench," "Road to California," "Lafayette Orange Peel," "Drunkard's Path," and "Crossed Canoes," to name a few. The book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.