1449 - Ipu, Kukui Nut Lei ($30)

1449 - Ipu, Kukui Nut Lei ($30)
Fannie Narte
Little Elm, TX   USA

Width: 4"   Length: 6"

Materials/Techniques: Fabric, Pellon Peltex 72; free motion quilting, photo transfer.

Artist's Statement: This is a mailable fabric postcard. It is a photograph of an ipu (dried gourd), which was transferred to fabric. In Polynesian entertainment, the dried gourd is used as a percussion instrument when the musician or dancer taps the side or bottom with rhythmic beats. In ancient Hawaii, the dried gourd also had a practical use as containers. Today it has many additional uses. The gourd is used to create jewelry, sculpture and other art.
Fannie Narte

Dedication: To my daughter, Ku'ulei.

This quilt has a plain back.

This quilt earned $30 for the AAQI.