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BY JAN HAAG







I. I CHING


Double strand Persian wool, gold thread, on 12 mesh canvas 14 x 14 1/4"
Continental stitch in all four directions, plus bargello in the border
Approximately 28,728 stitches, 1975-76




The design for this pillow was inspired by a traditional layout of the I Ching. The pattern is composed of the sixty-four Kua from this ancient Chinese book of divination -- sometimes called the Book of Changes. Each Kua consists of broken and solid lines in sets of six.

The pattern begins at the upper left with all broken lines and runs horizontally to the bottom right where all the lines are solid. To the ancient Chinese the Kua represented possibilities in life. The interpretation of these Kua, the sequences of changing lines, etc. often illuminated a course of action.

Shades of light blues on dark reds at the center to dark blues on light reds at the edges were chosen to lend it the ambiance of an Oriental tribal rug. The lines of each Kua are accented with a gold thread. While working on this needlepoint, I travelled in Russia, Mexico, and the United States. It was completed in Los Angeles.

Though the I Ching was my second needlepoint, I finished it first while waiting for inspiration as to how to border the UNICORN.







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Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jjhaag@gmail.com





The Needlepoints

I The I Ching

II The Unicorn

III Green Pillow

IV Armrests

V Narcissus

VI Chinese Chair Pillow

VII Great Grandmother's Legacy

VIIa OM

VIII Octagonal Beanbag

IX Flora and Fauna Beanbag

X Asian Diary #1, Kundalini

XI Asian Diary #2

XII Tibetan Yantra Beanbag

XIII Kalachakra

XIV Eye of Horus Amulet

XV Erika Sachet

XVI Needlepoint-Cattipoint

XVII Palimpsest

XVIII Cantalloc

THE FOLLOWING NEEDLEPOINTS ARE BASED ON THE RHYTHMS AND MELODY OF

NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

IXX Tintal Coin Purse

XX Kaida, Tabla Covers

XXI Tukra, Tabla Covers

XXII Mukhra-Tukra-Chakradar

XXIII The Ten Thats






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