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Here's How Embroidery Started As Medicine, Protection, Identification!

Posted by Joan on July 14, 2006

The Magic Character Of Embroidery
By Luda Sonkin

“Home cannot do without embroidery. It rewards, forgives, and cures…” they used to say in ancient times.

Let’s look at the ancient towels and garments: where the pattern is located, what colour the mistress used, what she depicted.

Every element of the pattern can tell a story, it defends, helps, bringing the worlds of the sky and the earth together. In the times of old girls used to embroider dowry for themselves. The towels were given as presents and used to decorate the house.

A thing without embroidery could not appear in the house. Stitch work was the measure of the hostess’s thrift and skills. Only the embroidered items had magic influence and could protect the house and the hosts. Embroidered towels were hanged above the windows and the door so that neither misfortune, nor diseases could find way into the house; the patterns on the tablecloth protected the food and the table. Clothes were embroidered too.

The Magic Character Of Embroidery

I love this article. Why does it appeal to me? I guess because women used their embroidery with all the might of their minds, hearts and souls to nurture and protect themselves and their loved ones. What’s not to like?

Read it. Put some of this heart and soul power into your machine embroidery today.

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