Friday, April 8, 2011

A tapestry blanket.

A tapestry blanket tells many stories. Each block represents something or tells someone’s tale.
I admire the hands that take the time to put this blanket together. Each piece is carefully planned, each stitch and pattern fit and the end result is a colourful, (sometimes hideous- looking blanket) that tells an amazing story.
This is how some of our grandmothers and great grandmothers passed on their legacies. They were unable to read or write, (as education was taboo for women in those days). These remarkable ladies used the tapestry blanket to speak to their younger generations to come, to inform us, to equip us and to remind us of whom we are and where we stem from.

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