And there it was! The Chinese quilt banner hanging on the entryway to the
International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe
I walked in to find the most fascinating pieces of fiber arts all from
Southwest China! We have visited China and saw first hand the lovely works
of art--I even bought a few small pieces, which I think have been
taken off larger pieces. But, I never saw such a collection as this.
Take a walk through this vast array of quilts and
read some of the history
Here is a whole paper on this type of work, coming from
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, which has one of the nicest
Chinese patchwork, also known a Hundred-Families robe (Chinese: 百家衣, baijiayi), is made by sewing scraps of fabric together to form design art. This technique is still used in Chinese quilting. Silk or cotton is used to make the patchwork.
There is much symbolism in each of the quilts
And colors burst forth in all blocks
Silk embroidery is used most often to decorate
This was a joyous journey through some of China's greatest works.