Ralli Quilts (Pakistan/India)

Exhibition of Ralli quilts, Michigan State University, 2014. Exhibition of Ralli quilts, Michigan State University, 2014.

A ralli is an appliqué quilt traditionally made in southern Pakistan and beyond. They were originally made of pieces of material cut to the size and pieced and sewn together by hand. The resulting cloth is decorated with dense stitching, appliqué and cotton tufts. The word is derive dfrom the local ralanna, which means 'to mix' or 'to connect'.

Wikipedia (retrieved 25 January 2017).

Source: ORMSBY STODDART, Patricia (2003), Ralli Quilts: Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25 January 2017).

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