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Mandala Tea Pot






53"x56" Fabric, thread, machine appliqued, machine quilted

There is something about a teapot that has a meaning of containment; there is a circle; a sense of closure; this is wholeness; this is the mandala, and yet this container has a handle; you can pick it up and hold it; and there is a spout, an opening; you can pour out whatever is contained.  The mandala imagery gives it a Spiritual, even sexual quality and the handle and the spout bring it down to earth; you can use it!  And yet this is an image on fabric, a sewing, layering of cloth, a quilt, not to be used as a bedcover, but to be hung on the wall.