Yet another Nepalese quilt....

Well, everyone now knows I cant resist a quilt, and once more I have proved it. On my first full day in Kathmandu I succumbed. During a very very wet walk around Thamel, the main shopping area in Kathmandu, Nepal, I popped into the WSDO shop (women's Skills Development Organisation). I am very aware of how lucky I am to be born into the country and the culture that I am, so I cannot resist any opportunity to offer any assistance to women who are not as fortunate as I am! And shopping really does help :)
This particular shop features weaving and handmade products made by women in Nepal, and last year I brought one of their rucksacks in Pokhara. It is one of the nicest and best quality items I have ever brought, so I couldn't resist another peek, and a chance to shelter from the thunder storm! So after a short and soggy browse, I chose a small bag to go with my rucksack.... and then I saw the quilts! Well technically they aren't quilts as they aren't 3 layers, but I refuse to be picky as these are gorgeous!

It is billed as a block printed hand embroidered quilt (double size 200 x 220cm) and here are some pictures of my new treasure!
Full throw on the bed in the hotel
What do you think?
Centre medallion pieced, and block printed.

The sage green in the middle appears to be biased strips woven and hand stitched in place. All of the black areas are block printed - and it is immaculate.
 more block printing in the borders.

I cant even tell where the block printed border begins and ends! Anyone would think that these ladies had a Screen sensation screen printing  unit, but they don't. It's all done the old fashioned way, and all for sale for about £22.Well it would have been rude to say no! What a bargain, and what an addition to my collection.


  1. Wish I was with you Look fab I am Very Jealous....May be need a Holiday in Katmando

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Glad to see you back. The quilt is amazing. Happy you had a grand time.

    I have been watching Create and Craft. Watching your shows and then watched them again. I did see your live video on your face book. That was fun to watch.
    I did finish my quilt and it now is hanging in an art show. No ribbon for me but fun anyway.
    Just click on my little tea cup. Oh that is what I collect. That and angels.
    Have a Happy Day. Loved your post and love this quilt. I did not see the other 7 quilts but I will poke around to see if there too are posted.
    Happy Crafting,


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