Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Indian Embroidered Textile

Accession Number: TR8616-33

Label 1: Indian Study, Conley, 12/86

Label 2: Conley, 11/4/86

Label 3: Made in India, 100% Cotton, Silk Thread Embroidered, State of Rajasthan Handicrafted

This large textile is comprised of three strips of hand woven cotton fabric joined together to form a rectangle approximately 48” by 74.” It is hand embroidered in silk with an all-over geometric pattern in pink, orange, green, black, and white. The long edges of the panel are hand finished with a blanket stitch. The short sides of the panel are left raw.

An awning frame was constructed of wood. Using this as a pattern, top and side panels were cut from the textile and their raw edges finished with a zig-zag stitch. After being sewn together, they were stretched onto the wooden frame and sewn into place. A long strip of fabric was cut into a scallop pattern, which was then hand finished with a blanket stitch. This strip was then sewn along the bottom edge of the awning.

The accession number has been embroidered to the front of the awning.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I just found your blog, and I LOVE the work you're doing! I am really looking forward to seeing how you transform the other items you acquired.