Fast forward to the future and a time of living in an apartment with no room to be hung, it had to be packed away. In the meantime I became a quilter so when I got it out again in our home I saw it afresh with quilters eyes.
All that patchwork of fabulous shapes hand stitching, crazy shapes, fabulous colours, ideas for applique.
It comprises of lots of pieces all stitched together onto a backing with this thin rope stitched over the edges.
Nice big chunky stitching on the back.
The pieces are from old textiles. Some bits are worn away, some mirrors are missing and in some places the dye has run, but that just adds to its character.
It certainly brightens up the room where it now hangs and reminds me of the beautiful place it is from.