Katab Quilt – Daahiben

One of a kind, handmade textile quilt made by Daahiben - shown at Manchester Craft and Design as part of the recent Katab exhibition.

Daahiben has been working professionally in appliqué since the age of 11. She has had a long and varied working career working with a wide variety of clients, and has taken part in workshops at the National Institute of Design and the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Daahiben’s work, like her character, is quiet and contemplative using cool colour combinations with a thoughtful process. She is a skilled embroiderer and often supports her sister Jamnaben’s creative projects.

For her quilt, Daahiben recreated an iconic dance sequence from Indian cinema: ‘the thousand-mirror reflection’. Daahiben saw this love story just before her own marriage and it has stayed with her. Most of the fabric for this quilt came from the tailor. It took almost two months to complete – but this didn’t put Daahiben off making others.

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