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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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The picture above represents a rectangular piece of cloth, which can be characterized as no more than a knick-knack. Yet it is not simply that.  In fact, it tells a little bit about a young girl. It was a part of her memorabilia. That young girl has now stepped into her seventies and this insignificant looking cloth symbolizes a slice of her history.

 I think I’s in the final year of  primary school. In those days, there used to be a sewing period for girls and drawing for boys. I still remember that we girls were asked to knit a baby dress. It was a difficult task and dear mother,  busy though she was in looking after my younger siblings, helped in this venture. In fact, she did the difficult parts. Another requirement was to do a small centerpiece to be  done with a special stitch after pulling out threads, on the edges and a design in the middle.

The other day when I’s rearranging the stack of linen in the cupboard, I saw this tucked inside the pile virtually invisible. I found it of course and examined it nostalgically. For a moment, I was transformed into that little girl slogging to pull tiny strands of thread. I marveled how meticulously the threads must have been pulled to make the design in the middle. The cloth is so thin and pulling tiny strands must have been a mammoth task. However, I could do it. The neat stitch work makes me feel as if it is a work of art accomplished by me at a time that does not remotely resemble the modern age. 

So much has happened in my life since, yet I regard it as a precious souvenir from a bygone era, when girls were squarely ingenuous, very stupid and extremely bashful and innocent.

I’m certainly gifting it to my granddaughter whenever I meet her in  the coming days. 

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12 comments:

  1. Nostalgic post for many females. Hearty thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hari OM
    Such a beautiful and poignant capture of time Uppal-ji!!! (and Jitendra-bhai must know such memories are not the sole preserve of 'females'...) Love your bloggy redecoration BTW &*> YAM xx

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  3. Aren't they adorable!
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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  4. Adorable simply adorable ! Glad you're granddaughter will have
    it to keep,
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  5. A perfect item to choose for this weeks letter with a story that warms ones heart, at least it does mine. Knick-Knacks sometimes deserve to be 'priceless'

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/19k-20-sept/

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  6. My mom has many such pieces. Such memories make me emotional.

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  7. These knick knacks and all the beautiful memories attached to them..aah..nostalgia :)

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  8. Definitely noteworthy and no modern gadgets could resemble the art work done by hands... these works sure to build patience within that declines in today’s kids.

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  9. Sewing is a dying art in this age of use and throwaway.

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  10. It is interesting how images can generate memories

    ROG, ABCW

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  11. memories.... hmmmm interesting post :D

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