Ralli quilt

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Ralli or Rilli quilts are traditional quilts of Sindh, there are different types of ralli making in Sindh, like appliqué ralli (Tuk wari Rilli), patchwork (Tukrin/Chutkin wari Ralli), Sammi/Jogi Ralli made by Sami and Jogi communities of Sindh, which are embroidered Ralli,[1][2][3] other styles include Ghotki ralli, Mukko and other embroidery ralli etc.[4][5] All rallis are handmade by women artisans of Sindh's remote areas. The craft belongs to Sindh, Pakistan, western India, and surrounding areas.[6][7] Embroidery designs and motifs indicate perceived on painted pottery from the area's ancient civilizations. Mothers used to explain several inheritance patterns to their daughters.[8]



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  3. ^ "Sindhi Pink J Ralli". Lovehandmade.co. Retrieved 2024-03-03.
  4. ^ IVS, Textile Resource Centre (2020-12-28). "Craft of Balochistan and Sindh". Agha Hasan Abedi Textile Resource Centre, Department of Textile Design, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. Retrieved 2024-02-19.
  5. ^ Hyder, Kamal. "Pakistani traditions: Selling Ralli quilts to survive". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  6. ^ "Rilli (Ralli Quilts)". Indus Crafts. Archived from the original on 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^ Harris, Jennifer (2020-09-16). A Companion to Textile Culture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-118-76890-7.
  8. ^ Stoddard, Patricia Ormsby (2003). Ralli Quilts: Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India. Schiffer Pub. ISBN 978-0-7643-1697-5.