Sunday, August 05, 2007

Manu Waiata

This quilt is called "Manu Waiata" - Maori for songbird. I made this for a competition entitled "Birds of a Feather), for which it was accepted for exhibition.

The background is raw edged woven strips, with the birds appliqued from a mix of Maori design fabric and hand dyed fabric stamped with gold. Click on the image for a closer look.

I chose the bird shape as it has an ancient feel to it, like a pterodactyl.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

I like the ancient feel of the birds. I bet they really shine in person.