At first I thought this wall hanging or bed cover was done with a yarn and needle, picking thru an even weave fabric. But, needing to be sure; I peeked inside to look at the edges of the blocks. Amazingly, it turned out to be a Handwoven work!
Each of the 8 blocks, and the bordering strips were all handwoven of the same Ivory wool, the designs being done in a single color of deep Blue.
The entire piece has a backing of 100% cotton print, in identically matching colors.
In red below each block are the embroidered names of each lady; and the date: 1982
FIRST: The entire work as a whole!
|Handwoven Wallhanging/ Coverlet In Wool|
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