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Landowner Applique Ralli

Landowner Appliqué Ralli
Maker unknown
Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan
1990
57" x 85"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:121.10
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

In every way, this is a fine example of an appliqué quilt. It came from a wadera or landowner family. These wealthy families are usually able to get the finest quilters to provide their families with rallis. The stitching is fine, close and uses multi-colored thread. The colored blocks are placed diagonally to produce a pattern. There are occasional sequins or embroidered embellishments. The back is over-dyed dark green. The edges of the quilt are over sewn with various colored threads.




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