The story of the Narrative Appliqué
It has been a while since we have been so very excited by a new find, but these Appliqué Wall Hangings hit like a thunderbolt. This particular piece is called 'Water for our Village' and was made by Mitiben Soma in Kutch, India. Working under an umbrella organisation set up to preserve the traditional crafts of the region, artisans of traditonally decorative textile have been encouraged to explore the narrative genre.
Each Appliqué tells a story from the life of the Artist or from the Community in which they live, using beautiful block printed fabrics and exquisite stitching. The detail is extraordinary. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Below is the Story of 'Water for our Village' told by Mitben Soma herself.