This quilt forms a pair with the Woman
of Africa (No. 0017) quilt. The Rickshaws are framed in machine quilted
rope circles. Each portrait was hand embroidered in the Sri Lankan style. The
Purple backing is finely filled with an ethnic tri-angular quilted pattern and
finished with a matching two color rope border. It took approximately 30 000 meters
of thread and 300 hours of work on a sewing machine to complete the quilting portion
of this project.
In Durban, South Africa, these colourfully
dressed men can be found transporting tourists around the beach front, on their
two wheeled Rickshaw.
86 x 84
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