Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CHINESE QUILT


My daughter brought me home a quilt made in China! Go figure. She must think I like quilts or something. Well, it is interesting. It is very bright and most made of solids in nylon or poly or something. I know it isn't silk. The workmanship is questionable, but this is the stuff of souveniers. I would love to see what a really talented craftsperson would make. I know they have them. Anyway, this quilt is enjoyable and very Chinese in the symbols, colors, fabric, etc. It is not really "quilted", but it is pieced. It is reversible. One side shows dragons and pandas and frogs, etc. The reverse is all pineapple blocks with a stuffed insect decorating the center. Scorpions, spiders, etc. I presume there is some symbolism there that I don't understand. I do love the colors! I haven't been aware of any Chinese bloggers out there in QUILTLAND but I would certainly enjoy and appreciate any comments.

6 comments:

Patti said...

This looks like true folk art to me - a marvelous example of it. Just like the Gee's Bend ladies - the quilter used what he or she had on hand and created the design from his or her mind and heart. It is what it is, and can be enjoyed for that. It's a perfect example of "liberated quiltmaking" - the kind of stuff Gwen Marsden has written about the last few years, and the kind of stuff Tonya shows on her blog.

Dawn said...

Oh but it is sooo cool!!!! I love it!

quiltpixie said...

the two sides are very different from one another aren't they... Hard pressed to say which I'd find more inspiring :-0

Ruth said...

I love the quilt. Chinese folk art, when done by a true crafts man is exquisite, this is full of life though.

Susan said...

Front and back, both are great!

Shelina said...

Me too - I like both the front and back. So creative and unique and bright.