Monday, January 19, 2015

V&A in London - Southeast Asian textiles

I love getting lost in the V&A museum.  Treasures at every turn.

How about this late 17th/early 18th Mughal floor cloth fragment:

The red was just gorgeous and wouldn't this be lovely to reproduce as applique? 

 I loved this Kantha cloth from Bangladesh: 

And these screens from Agra were so beautiful - I thought to myself "I see sashiko here, I see quilt designs here"... 

They are carved and pierced from sandstone and marble, 19th century copies of 16th and 17th century models.  

While walking around this gallery I thought about my most recent quilt-related purchase, Cultural Fusion: A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions by Sujata Shah - such a cool book - colorful, exuberant, free-form - I can't wait to experiment with her methods! 


  1. Oh, those are wonderful inspirations! Thanks for sharing this. Are you visiting the UK?

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