Indigo dyed using hand-painted paste resist, this handmade quilt has been lovingly and expertly hand stitched and dyed. Created using all natural plant based dyes, repurposed materials and sustainably-sourced block print fabrics, the finished result in an exquisite quilt that can be used as a stylish bedspread, throw or wall hanging.
Please note, fifth and sixth images show the reverse side of this quilt
Additional notes from the maker:
When I started running out of fabric I brought back from India, I began dyeing my own. This piece is made from my early experiments in shibori techniques and hand-painted resist dyeing. The free-style top-stitching in this quilt makes it one of my favorites. This is a very eco-friendly quilt, using indigo dye on repurposed 100% cotton fabric and finished with decorative tassels along edges that use up all the scraps–nothing was wasted! And for a bonus, the zig-zag dyed back side might be just as pretty as the front.
56 x 68 inches
100% cotton. Hand wash (recommended), dry clean, or machine wash cold, gentle cycle, separately and with mild soap, line dry.
Message from the maker:
I began Mata Quilts after spending a year living in Kutch, India where I was studying traditional crafts through a Fulbright grant. Inspired by this rural desert region’s incredible textiles, I wanted a way to use and share these beautiful fabrics while helping to support artisans to continue their crafts.
Beyond Mata Quilts, I’m a sculpture and installation artist. Textile and craft heritage play a big role in my work, so with a deep appreciation for the rich quilting traditions of the United States, I was excited to learn about quilting in the Indian context while living in Kutch. Mata Quilts is an experimental fusion of these traditions with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, using plant-based natural dyes, repurposed materials, and sustainably-sourced block print fabrics.
Currently, I make each of the quilts individually, but in the near future will be offering a line of quilts made in collaboration with women in rural Kutch to help keep these traditions alive and thriving.
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