This quilt is pieced together from fragments of used cloth, including previously worn silk and cotton saris. The bold style and free arrangement of patches suggest it was made by the Sidis, descendents of Africans living in India. Sidi quilts, or kawandi, integrate both Indian and African textile traditions. Look for the contrasting, detailed embroidery resembling bird footprints.
Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan
Asia: South Asia, India, Central India
Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra