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      ..(a quilt).

      "Rilli" a treditional Sindhi Bed Sheet & also used as blanket.

      We still have few & i m using one of them these days as a blanket

      Rilli combines several decorative techniques to create with inexpensive materials patterns in form and color of unsurpassable beauty. Literally, rilli means patchwork and perhaps the tradition was born out of the necessity of sewing small pieces of cloth together to form a chader (bed sheet). It is a highly valued piece of utility wear as well as decoration, worthy of being presented as a prized gift.
      Sometime back a friend mentioned he bought one in $200 in US, while back in my village i dont think it costs more then $10-15.



      PS: few pics i found on net of Rilli.

      [thumb=E]rilli11441_7717249.JPG[/thumb]

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      We have one of those in our lounge on the wall as a decorative piece.

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      When on holiday in Pakistan sometimes me and my cousins liked to sleep at our farm ranch and sleeping outside we had to use a chaarpai instead of a proper bed so we would use these as a bed sheet and a matching pillow case to go with them.

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      Originally posted by JonyBr:
      ..(a quilt).

      "Rilli" a treditional Sindhi Bed Sheet & also used as blanket.

      We still have few & i m using one of them these days as a blanket



      Sometime back a friend mentioned he bought one in $200 in US, while back in my village i dont think it costs more then $10-15.



      PS: few pics i found on net of Rilli.

      [thumb=E]rilli11441_7717249.JPG[/thumb]

      [thumb=E]rilli211441_7717249.JPG[/thumb]
      They look great!

      $10-15 is a cheap price for one of these...I would love to buy them when I come to Pak but then I think they're kind of heavy, no?

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      Nice topic JonyBr

      We have a few RalliyaN here in USA, and have a lot back home in Sindh. Some Sindhi women, or makrani women use to come to our village, and the kapra was given to them to get the ralliyaN made. I reckon it must take a lot of time and patience to make them. The designs are so intricate sometimes and are hand sewn onto the background fabric...lots of details.
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      Originally posted by ~Sehar~:
      Nice topic JonyBr

      We have a few RalliyaN here in USA, and have a lot back home in Sindh. Some Sindhi women, or makrani women use to come to our village, and the kapra was given to them to get the ralliyaN made. I reckon it must take a lot of time and patience to make them. The designs are so intricate sometimes and are hand sewn onto the background fabric...lots of details.
      Sounds familiar. Exactly same what used to happens back in my village. U provide them fabric, which used to be old good dresses such as wedding dresses of silk etc & from those diffrent fabrics they used to create these beautiful designs

      CA Yes they r bit heavy bcos they have a thin cotton layer in between.

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      Originally posted by JonyBr:


      Sounds familiar. Exactly same what used to happens back in my village. U provide them fabric, which used to be old good dresses such as wedding dresses of silk etc & from those diffrent fabrics they used to create these beautiful designs

      CA Yes they r bit heavy bcos they have a thin cotton layer in between.

      Oh ok..

      I feel awful for women who work so hard on these types of things and don't get the amount of money they 'deserve'. Look at the work they do. Everything is done by their own hands and god knows how much time it takes for them to make one of these rillis. I think it is an insult to the amount of work they do if these rillis are sold only for $10-15.

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      yup they r beautiful no doubt...i always feel that it takes so much effort to make them but the poor women who make them r not paid enough for their efforts...

      in the west too, they do quilt making and stuff which is similar but ralliyon kee baat kuch aur hae :love:

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      Rilli has always fascinated me so much,i have just one right now,but i plan to have more in future

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      intressting

      I have got 1 from some village from Sindah ....love it
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      Originally posted by CurruptAngel:


      Oh ok..

      I feel awful for women who work so hard on these types of things and don't get the amount of money they 'deserve'. Look at the work they do. Everything is done by their own hands and god knows how much time it takes for them to make one of these rillis. I think it is an insult to the amount of work they do if these rillis are sold only for $10-15.
      Agreed. But that is a totally diffrent issue of poverty & economic problems. I opened this thread for the beauti of rilli Now all the rilli's u probebly get r made on shops etc, they r mostly not home made.

      Still let me breifly tell u how things work in countryside.

      U will still find the original rillis, where neither the maker nor the buyer has a economical strength. Tell me, why the buyer will offer a maker to stay in his/her home for 4-5 days & make a rilli ? with all the dust a cotton creates & causes a great head ache & breathing problem ? Simple answer is, for them buying a rilli in $ 15 is way too expenssive & they cant afford it.

      So the maker stay in a day time in their home, makes a rilli & in return they get 2 times meal for her & her childred (in some cases some money, & from extra peice of cloths they save, they make rillis for themselves). The maker goes from one home to another & cycle continues.

      Now if a Gov can make this an industry, it will not only save the traditional crafts, the makers can get well paid & rillis can be exported legally & in greater amount which will benifit both, the ppl & gov. We can only hope for that... or we can see a slow death of the traditional crafts.

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      Originally posted by JonyBr:
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      wow. It's beautiful.