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An old patchwork quilt from Sindh province, Pakistan

An old patchwork quilt from Sindh province, Pakistan


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1960: Item # 1177628

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This old patchwork quilt from Pakistan is known as a "rilhi" (from the Urdu word "ralanna", to mix or join). The embroidery is dense, mainly in buttonhole, satin and ladder stitch with some couching, and embellished with sequins, pompoms, mirrors and metallic thread. These quilts play a popular role in the outdoor festivals all over Sindh province that take place to commemorate the Sufi poets and saints ("urs"). This textile measures 28.5 x 54 inches (72.4 x 137.2 cm) and shows wear consistent with its age (mid to late 20th century).