For sale – Handmade Quilted Wallhanging: Lady Playing Tanpura

One of seven quilted wall hangings handmade for the Bangladeshi Mela 2002 (Royal 50th Jubilee) by women at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association.

This is being sold by silent auction. Other smaller items will be sold outright. Please drop by between 6-8pm weekdays to have a look, register for the auction and make your best bid! All money will go towards the FNA’s community programmes.

a sitting Bengali lady playing a tanpura.

A sitting Bengali lady playing a tanpura in a yellow sari with jewellery on a deep pink background, orange gauze border with glued sequins.

Main figure: a sitting Bengali lady playing a tanpura in a yellow sari with jewellery on a deep pink background, orange gauze border with glued sequins. 

sari material, blue/black stripes with yellow and pink floral pattern.

Backed with silk sari material, blue/black stripes with yellow/pink floral pattern.

Backed with silk sari material, blue/black stripes with yellow/pink floral pattern. Four black cotton hanging tabs at the top.

Detail of quilt.

Detail of quilt.

Size: Approx. 80cm x 140cm + four 5cm x 7cm tabs.
Cotton, wool felt, guaze, sequins, glue, glitter, paint, silk backing

Condition: excellent, used. Some sequins missing from the gauze border especially at the top.

The item is being sold to fund community development projects.

Available to view from 6.00pm to 8.00pm weekdays from Wednesday 3 June to Friday 12 June 2015, at Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4RX. All photographs by Sogand Bahram.

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