Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ralli Quilts

I love the colorful Ralli quilt in this photo of designer John Rocha's bedroom. Rallis are made in the southern provinces of Pakistan as well as in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. The quilt shown below is an example of a "Lassi Ralli" or a simple Ralli and is made with different scraps of printed cotton fabric and the stitching is usually done in straight lines with colored thread.

More beautiful examples from Auto in NYC.

And a few more from Rie Elise Larsen.

I purchased this one from Fabindia in Mumbai. It is made with scraps of block printed cotton fabric.

Image 1 from Inside Out magazine.


  1. Love the first photo. What a great contrast to have such a simple look with one vibrant piece.

  2. stunning colors, great link - thanks!!

  3. Beautiful and colorful !!! India has so many treasures in the form of handmade things!!!

  4. oh yum yum yum I cut the same picture from a magazine- a devine bedroom and beautiful fabrics

  5. Really beautiful ralli quilts. wonderful and eye catching designs.