Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Local Visions

Embroideries from Upper Egypt are marvelous pictures of village life recorded with a needle and thread. The sewing is quite good and the colours are brilliant, but the scenes themselves are priceless. They are often made into pillowcases or wall hangings. The dolls are made by an artist called Nevine and each one is an individual with clothing that sometimes shows that the doll is from a particular group or location.

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