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Measures 6 ft 3 inches x 4ft 1". Reversible. Pretty flowery red fabric reverse side, see last pic.

Great for a teenager girl's single bed or any bed that needs a lift.
Hand done patchwork patterning in little triangles. Bright and such fun. Look at the mixture of little floral prints incorporated.

Just right for your summer pad in the Hamptons!
A few little marks, this isn't new, but not at all noticeable.

Very collectible and unusual. From the Sindh province of Pakistan. Perfect condition.

Washable - I have just washed it on a cold wash and it came up a treat. It is mainly cotton and some synthetic fibres, I think this was intended to make it washable.

The quilt has been constructed completely by hand. No evidence of machine sewing.
Unique.

This is a genuine Ralli quilt from the Sindh region of Pakistan, one of 4 regions. The Sindhus river of the ancients is now the Indus.


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A bit of background:

Quilters tend to think of quilts as our unique tradition. In truth, quilts have been made in Asia and Africa for centuries, a natural extension of using up scraps of valuable fabric or textiles.
Ralli quilts have only recently attracted notice to Western collectors. They are made by Sindhi women in Southern Pakistan as well as the surrounding regions. Most are narrow, single sized, useful for a covering a bed or as a wrap. They are also often used as door coverings in Pakistan and India. Ralli quilts vary in color and design, reflecting individual taste, skill and availability of materials. Most commonly, they are quilted in vertical rows from top to bottom and most have a thin layer of old fabric inside, instead of batting.

A Ralli Quilt is a textile jewel finished with physical and spiritual labour, made with hand and mind putting in hours of labour by a woman artisan. In ancient Indus civilization, a Ralli Quilt was also a textile currency like other valuables. Woman start making Ralli Quilts in early age as part of their dowry. Artisans used to make Ralli Quilt as gifts for the occasion of marriages and births of the elite families. In return, they were given a buffalo, a cow or a goat as "Kheer Piyarini" or to provide a permanent milk source for the artisan's family.

Ralli quilts are becoming highly collectible and fit well with many types of decor. On a wall, a bed, or draped on a rail, they have the freshness of folk art.

Rallis come in three categories of design: patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery. Patchwork is the most common and they are found on most village beds. Many of the designs are very complex. The designs are not written down but are held in the women's memories and are passed down from mother to daughter. Applique designs are also found throughout the ralli region. Small squares of fabric are cut out, edges are turned under and sewn onto the block fabric. Embroidery quilts are the speciality of a few nomadic groups especially the Saami. These quilts generally use a large piece of whole or patched cloth and using colored thread, have stitching in embroidery designs go through all the layers of the cloth. Many regions and communities have their own special colors and patterns in their rallis. The traditional colors of rallis are called "satrangi" or seven colors (white, black, red, yellow orange, dark green, blue and purple.) Some communities will prefer other colors; for example the Hindus like pink and light green and the Jogis like brown and orange.