Treasures from the Homeland

Treasure from the Homeland

(2001) commercial and hand-dyed fabrics and threads, beads, cotton batting, machine-pieced, hand-quilted and beaded 90x120cm
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TREASURES FROM THE HOMELAND
gives an image of parcels, each piece representing a treasured item brought by an immigrant (in the case of my grandparents-from Europe, over a hundred years ago). The private treasure may have been papers, jewellery, a photo, button-hook, heirloom needlework, seeds or tools. They might have been wrapped in silk, rags, or anything in between, depending on what was available in that final gathering-together before the voyage. Juxtaposing cheap and expensive fabrics speaks of a range of personal circumstances, but all are bound lovingly to protect the treasure inside, here suggested by the embroidery and sparkling beads on the parcels.

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TREASURES FROM THE HOMELAND (Detail)

The piece is made of hand-dyed fabrics of many types, machine-pieced and quilted, with hand-embroidery and beading.

Price: TREASURES FROM THE HOMELAND 90X120CM
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