KAREN JOHNSON

Fibre Artist

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Snakes and Ladders- detail

 

 

Snakes and Ladders

28" x 28.5"

August 2020

Statement: Snakes and Ladders is an ancient board game that originated in India in the 2nd century B.C. It was originally known as Moksha Patam and the game is now known around the world. It's for two or more players and uses a board with numbered squares. The snakes and ladders were included to teach children about good deeds and the consequences of bad ones. Each ladder or snake connects two specific board squares.

 

This version is designed to be hung as a wall hanging or removed from the wall to play the game. The game pieces are buttons which can be unbuttoned from the lower band for use and the dice are in a bag hung from the middle button.

Materials: assorted cottons, Evolon, buttons, synthetic snake skin fabric, fusing

Techniques: Fused and machine applique, machine pieced and quilted, buttonholes

 

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