Wednesday 29 February 2012

More Silai Kadai...

It is Wednesday, time for another post and this week, the focus is on my mother's handiwork...or rather some of the pieces she has made...some going back to 50 yrs...and some very recent. As I shared in my Silai Kadai post, Amma loves to crochet and she has learnt many a stich from her friends. Amma grew up in an orthodox traditional Brahmin family,...which meant back then, that if she would visit any of the non-Brahmin homes to learn, she would have to have to come home and, take a shower! Anyway, she loved art so much, that everything was long as she kept learning.

Though the junoon is less now,...she keeps pushing herself to do one project or the other. It can be a set of stoles for her nieces or a crochet doily or a lace trim for a pillow. Do you have some beautiful things that your mom has created? Do share them...

Sharing some of amma's can click on the picture to view a larger image...

...Crocheted stoles to warm up those cold winters...

...some Embroidery and the Star Cross-stitch work...

...Crocheted doilies and lace trims....

...Lace trim on Pillows lends an old world quintessential charm...

Now for some fun stuff,... remmeber that tapestry work that I had created and shared with you last year...I used the remaining pieces of cloth from my grandmothers and amma's sarees to create a round cushion for a stool and added some chikki-picki pieces to decorate the cushion... acc to my aunt the tiny triangles with glass and beads are gorgeous women who are dancing with the guys - triangles with the purple and fushia embroidery...(smile)

...Hope you liked the post...Until next time...Ciao

~ Anpu


  1. Lovely one Anpu..:) did u learn these silai kadai from her?..:)

  2. WoW Anpu! Very nice! UR an expert!:-)

  3. An incredibly talented daughter of an incredibly talented mom!!

  4. Aunty never shared with me this secret of her talent!Always underplays, but tell her she is very talented and I loved her creations!
    The cushion cover is fabulous!

  5. Pretty dancers! And, having a merry time too! Beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous Anpu...talent definitely runs in the family:):)

  7. lovely works!!

  8. Thanks girls
    @Aparna- She always encouraged me a lot?..Left me alone to be creative and follow my heart....:-)learnt my stuff from my masi
    @Geeta-thanks your stuff too...your recent set of jewelry is beautiful...
    @Surabhi-Thanks so much...
    @Anu-thanks ...our mothers are awesome aren't they!....:-)
    @Notyet...thanks so much....
    @Padmaja-Amma says ...says who.:-) She says she is small in front of your awesome art...:-)
    Thanks...for the compliments on the is special
    @Zafaran- Cute aren't they...:-)

  9. Hi Patricia,
    My Mom was the artistic inspiration for me. Its her b'day coming up, I think I will put up some of her work. She passed away in 2010.
    Thank you for your comment on my Dubai post. I should also have written about so much freedom and safety for women.
    I was visiting cousin staying at Jumeirah.

  10. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Peeking Through The Sunflowers.' Your blog is so pretty with lots of colors. The yellow stool is so pretty. It looks like you love the color red. I do also, as our blog is called Red Rose Alley. Me and my daughters started the blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty and it is so cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. Smooth fabric and materials from the looks of the photos. Very artistic.


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