Tribal Indian Textiles, Hand Made Quilts

Indian wall hangings made with the finest tribal sari embroidery and mirror work, hand woven fabrics and embellished garments pieces. Hand embroidered textiles from retired garments, disassembled and then artistically made into these art pieces. Fine hand work in each of the squares from the embroidery work and loomed pieces. These are not mass produced embroideries or weavings, these are made from dresses, bodices and other parts of the gorgeous tribal clothing worn by the Indian people of remote regions in northern India.

Only one of each available, each original art peice is hand embroidered patchwork. Made up of tribal saris in beautiful colors and patterns also done by hand. The tribal saris come from textiles worn by tribal people in India and then retired and repurposed into gorgeous quilts, wall hangings or centerpieces. Made to be displayed and well constructed for longevity. Some have mirrorwork embroidery, mirrors may be cracked, some may be missing. You can request mirrors if you would like to replace any missing or broken pieces. All patchwork squares are affixed to a backing fabric for stability. These wallhangings have backing fabrics but no fill batting. Meant to be hung on a wall or used as a decorative throw. For a special finish plan on removing the light cotton backing and replacing it with a higher quality fabric and a beautiful binding, border it with our Indian trims or a gorgeous silk dupioni ribbon.

These art quilts are made by women of the Rajasthan region. The work they do can be accomplished while at home raising their children. They work at their own pace and are paid by the piece. This industry provides much needed financial benefits for these village women who would normally be unemployable, in turn providing extra money for food and necessities for her family. The care taken in making these pieces is evident. I have seen many sari quilts all over the country and have never before seen such craft and beautiful finishwork. True pride is taken in making these textiles.

Indian wall hangings

Indian art quilt

The nights of Mumbai, old Bombay, are filled with millions of twinkling lights and the sounds of honking horns from rickshaws, cars and trucks. The charm of Mumbai is reflected in the mirrors and the striped designs, representing the sky rises that inhabit downtown and the colors of the well adorned inhabitants inside. Intricate handwork in silver thread with the contrast of primary colors against black details.

Main colors-Garnet red, brown, green, golden yellow, black with intricate weavings, stripes and plenty of light reflective mirrors. Backed with a burgundy, black and white cotton print. Hand embroidered border.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-50 x 25 inches
  • Price-$120.00
Tribal sari quilt

Found in almost every aspect of Indian spiritual life, circles are a strong symbol throughout the religious world. Often carved into ancient temples, bindis painted on the forehead of Hindus, and embroidered into the garments of Indian women. This quilt has the essence of that symbolic representation in its many circles. Embroidered with care it has bright colors in golden yellow, hot pinks, greens and contrasting black details with a multitude of circlular mirrors. This quilt is similar in color and design as India by Rail and would look beautiful hanging as a pair.

Main colors-Black, primary colors, large wheels and some mirrors, backed with a burgundy, black and white cotton print. Hand embroidered border.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-49 x 25 inches
  • Sold
Indian textile art

The festival of lights, India at Diwali is abundant with chaos, color and sound. A feast for the senses. Celebrating the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, this festival is the most important one for Hindus across India. Celebrated with lights, candles, fireworks and beautifully designed Rangolis (traditional sand paintings), at every door. This textile is reminiscent of the colors and bright lights of Diwali, with bright primary colors and many mirrors scattered throughout.

Main colors-Pink, green, golden yellow, black with intricate weavings, stripes and plenty of light reflective mirrors. Backed with a burgundy, black and white cotton print. Hand embroidered border.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss, metallic silver thread
  • Size-36 x 24 inches
  • Price-$80.00
Indian sari textiles

If you want to travel India cheap you should plan ahead and go by rail. One of the best ways to see the countryside, meet other travelers, and interact with the local villagers selling chai and samosas along the route. This quilt is has representation of wheels and rails and the bright colors of the little houses you see along the way. This quilt is similar in color and design as Ancient Circles and would look beautiful hanging as a pair.

Main colors-Black, primary colors, large circles and linear embroidered and woven pieces with stripes and zig zags, some mirrors, backed with a burgundy, black and white cotton print.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, embroidery floss
  • Size-49 x 25 inches
  • Sold
Tribal Indian wall art

India is a haven for textile artisans. With its weavers, it has become the go to place for hand woven cotton textiles and rugs. Brilliant colors abound in these tiny pieces of fabrics. This art quilt is one of my favorites for the details. No mirrors in this one, just the amazing hand work of the tribal women, boldly represented with this collection of masterfully woven textiles. It is very similar to Golden Temple and would look beautiful displayed as a pair.

Main colors-Lavender, red, yellow, orange, with mostly woven squares and tribal designs-backing fabric in burgundy, white and black cotton print. Hand beaded border.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-50 x 25 inches
  • Sold
Tribal quilt

Descended from Indian roots, the Gypsies of Europe traveled from town to town selling their fineries and goods. They brought cultural influence everywhere they travelled. The caravan decorated with bright colored textiles, pom poms and pulled by cattle or horses. The black and white symbolize wheels with the contrasting bright colors of the embroidery and flashing mirrors will bring the gypsy life into your home. Main colors-Black, primary colors, large wheels and lots of light reflective mirrors, backed with a burgundy, black and white cotton print. Hand embroidered border.

Main colors-Black, red, blue, with accents omn golden yellow, triangular designs and lots of light reflective mirrors-metallic gold backing fabric.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-49 x 25 inches
  • Price-$120.00
Large tribal Indian quilt

Like stars in the sky, the mirrors reflect like twinkling lights for a spectacular show. The patterns in black contrast with the bright colorful embroidery work and the dark red and beaded borders.

Main colors-Pink, green golden yellow, white and black.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, polyester, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-69 x 50 inches
  • Price-$250.00
Large sari quilt

Ancient symbols from the stars. Circular designs scatttered through out the quilt draw your eye snd move it around to the bright colors. Lots of crochet work and embroidery.

Main colors-Red, blue golden yellow, white and black.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss, mirrors
  • Size-69 x 50 inches
  • Price-$250.00
Indian patchwork quilt

Traveling by rickshaw is an essential when navigating the cities of India. The typical orange vehicles are everywhere, driven by men who know how to get from here to there fast. Embroidered circles look like the wheels of the tuk tuks, rolling down the streets. Contrasting black detail make the colors in this quilt pop.

Main colors-Yellow, black, green, red and a multitude of others.

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-69 x 50 inches
  • Price-$250.00
Patchwork wall hanging

Huge embroidered and crocheted flowers adorn this large quilt. Arched designs remind the viewer of garden gates and trellises. The rich colors and intricate embroidery create a garden of color that will treat your eyes for years.

Main colors-Black and red, golden yellow, pink, orange and green

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-69 x 50 inches
  • Sold
Indian patchwork sari quilt

The Indian people love color. You see it everywhere and their homes are the perfect canvas for the brightest colors and vibrant contrasting trims. Think of the rows of homes in a rainbow of colors, each with it own unique style and combination of hues.

Main colors-Pink, red, golden yellow, pink, orange, black and green

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-69 x 50 inches
  • Price-$250.00
Wirework beaded Indian quilt

This smaller quilt is a special antiue, featuring what may have been a wedding sari. Fine hand embroidered wirework and beading make for an elegant art piece. The diamond design of the patchwork done in copper and antique brass colors is a visual pleasure. I have added a coordinating backing to this quilt and a binding in woven trim with an lelegant jacquard leaf print.

Main colors-Brass, copper, brown

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  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, brass wire, embroidery floss
  • Size-50 x 26 inches
  • Price-$200.00
Antique Indian quilt
Hand embroidered flowers surround teh village square. This earth toned quilt has many design elements in beautiful colors of lilac, red, yellow and white accents on a brown background.The geometric design features a beautiful central floral design. This piece is backed with a black cotton that should be replaced.
  • Fiber Content-Cotton, beads, embroidery floss
  • Size-70 x 52 inches
  • Sold
Nothing more exciting then setting off on a voyage across the globe, destination East Asia. India encompasses the quintessential trabel adventure for palace visits, textile markets, enticing food experiences and incredible historical sites. Bright and beautiful, zig zag patterns and sun shapes abound in this hand sewn pieces, then bordered with striped trims. This piece is backed with a black cotton that should be replaced.
  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-70 x 50 inches
  • Price-$250.00
Indian embroidered quilt
Amazing hand stitching that must be seen! This large hand work quilt is simply stunning, no other way to describe it. Garlands of fragrant marigolds adorn the palace grounds, geometric centerpiece draws your eye with rich burgundy, red, contrasting ivory and golden yellow and millions of tiny stitches. Woven textiles abound with chevron patterns, floral deatils and black accents that create a dynamic visual experience. You can look at this one for days and discover new things every time.
  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-90 x 63 inches
  • Sold
Indian hand work quilt
Walking the bazaars of India is exciting and ultra tempting. Located in central New Delhi resides Dilli Haut, a site dedicated to the hand crafts and regional foods across the country. The participants change weekly, all vying for the tourist dollars. Some of the most beautiful textiles find there way here to be sold and bargained to the visitors passing through. This quilt is was not bough t at Dilli Haut but contains the colors of the Millions of tiny little stitches. This is the largest size Indian quilt I have. Beautiful bright colors, all hand pieced and stitched by hand.
  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-90 x 63 inches
  • Price-$400.00
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Large Indian patchwork quilt
Flowers galore! Think Indian ceremonies, garlands and Hindu alters. This geometric textile is lovingly made with small pieces of coordinating embroideries, mirrors and contrasting black. Backed and bordered with a bright red, cotton fabric that could be replced for a more polished look. Gorgeous machine embroidery, this heavy quilt has rich reds, dark blacks, creamy whiet flowers and mirrors from top to bottom all durably stitched around the circumference.
  • Fiber Content-Cotton, mirrors, embroidery floss
  • Size-84 x 64 inches
  • Sold
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