Henry John Drewal

While researching African communities in India, I learned of a wonderful quilting tradition among the African Indians (Siddis) of Northern Karnataka. The quilts are made by the women for their children and grandchildren to keep them warm and comfortable during the cool monsoon season.

In an effort to provide the women and the community with a source of income, I (along with Sarah K. Khan and Pashington Obeng) helped to create the Siddi Women's Quilting Cooperative and sell the quilts. All income after expenses goes to the Cooperative for educational, health, and agricultural needs. To raise funds, we have prepared a traveling exhibition to promote these beautiful and unique textiles.

ORDERING: To purchase a quilt, go to africanquiltsofindia.com – Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.