The word “Punjab” means the Land of Five Waters, referring to the five rivers that traverse this region and make it the breadbasket of Pakistan. In the Rahim Yar Khan district in the southern part of Punjab, most people live a simple, rural lifestyle. Nevertheless, the women customarily wear copious amounts of both gold and silver jewelry. Rahim Yar Khan has a particular style of quilt that features four-patch or nine-patch blocks of patchwork alternating with blocks of appliqué. Colors are often softer than the ones seen in the south of Pakistan.
Click images below to view larger and read more information about some of the quilts included in the exhibit.