Bird of Paradise
Armenian pottery is one of the renowned arts/crafts of Israel. I have always loved its vibrant colors and beautiful designs. Then I found a book about the sources of Armenian pottery and the three artists that were brought to Palestine in the 19th century to restore the tiles in the Al-Aqsa mosque. One of the painted tiles in the book, by the artist Stefan Karkashian from the Jerusalem Pottery studio on Via Dolorosa, took my fancy. The painted tile has not been copied, but used as a basis for this quilt. The border is original.
This quilt has been made only by hand. It incorporates hand applique and reverse applique, embroidery, beading and quilting.
Displayed with permission from the heirs of Stefan Karkashian.
The quilt is not for sale.