BY JAN HAAG

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VIIa. OM


Single strand Persian wool on 14 mesh canvas, 15/16 x 1/38"
Continental stitch in all four directions
Approximately 238 stitches, 1987




Written in Devanagari script, this is the letter "OM" in Sanskrit.

Hindu's believe OM is the original sound from which the universe was created. I am intrigued by this word/sound and its meaning, which is not unlike the philosophy embodied in the words from the Christian Bible: "In the beginning was the word..."

Scientists have also discovered that the sound of the universe -- out in space -- is OM.

This, my first needlepoint use of the word, was stitched in Texas on a corner of GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S LEGACY. Almost all of my later works contain one or more OMs. Indeed, they are often the first stitches I put into a new canvas.








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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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