Modestly-sized Red Ship of Life
Modestly-sized Red Ship of Life
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Modestly-sized Red Ship of Life

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This piece was made as an homage to the antique weavings made in Sumatra called Tampan or ship cloths. They were used in various ceremonies and contained all sorts of motifs that were symbolic of the important things in these peoples' lives. My design is not a reproduction of one specific cloth, but more a collection of my favorite bits from dozens of examples. I've tried to remain true to the spirit of these fantastically elaborate weavings.

This is a fairly big chart, although smaller than the "Big Red Ship of Life." I know you'll enjoy it as it unfolds to reveal a fully populated menagerie along with all types of humans and plants.

Gloriana Silk Threads for 1 ply over 2: Cinnabar and In the Navy (30 and 3 yards of 12-ply respectively)
Fabric: Wren 36 ct linen by Picture This Plus
Size: 299 x 269 stitches 

If you select the PDF version of this chart, upon completing your order, you will be able to immediately download the chart. You'll also get an your email with a link. You will need Adobe Reader or an equivalent program to open the file. It goes without saying that the file is for personal use by the purchaser and cannot be transferred, shared, posted, resold, etc. There will be no shipping charges added if all items in your cart are PDF only. 


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