Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Life in the freezer- day 40

The Mongolian Kazakh's are from the western part of Mongolia and this embroidery is part of their tradition, used now on many tourist items. Originally used in the gers as the wall coverings known as Tuuskeys, many old pieces are being cut-up and stitched into bags. We have 2 vintage pieces at home that we hang on our lounge room wall. Not sure if you can read the description above- fine on an i-pad screen I think. 
This is the tambour frame used for the chain stitch and the various steps in the design process are shown.
All these pieces were found at Mary and Martha Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar.
Newer ones are stitched on ultra suede or a similar material.


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