Past Exhibition
Indian exhibition 3

More of the Indian exhibition 2

In the exhibition were a whole collection of what were called "Dowry Bags", which made up the bulk of the display.  I take these to be the equivalent of our old "Glory Box"  which held stitching and items to start their newly married life.  A lot of work went into these bags and there were a variety of embroidery designs.

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These three were the same but different.  Same central medallion surrounded with lines of stitching.  I tried for close ups of the stitching but the camera on my phone just wasn't up to it.  These are as close as I could get and keep the resolution seeable.

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The mirror work is featured on each bag and each shape is treated slightly differently.  I was taken by how those mirrors on the corners of the bag were used as a feature.

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These are some of my attempts to get in close.

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Lots of button hole stitch and variations.  On a similar note you can see how to do some of this stitching on this blog.  Chitra has a number of tutorials on Kutchwork.







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What a wonderful selection of stitches and patterns!

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