BY JAN HAAG

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VIII. OCTAGONAL BEANBAG


Double strand Persian wool on 12 mesh canvas, 5 5/8 x 5"
Continental stitch in all four directions
Approximately 4,050 stitches, 1983





This beanbag, stitched in Seattle, is another variation on the Chinese Longevity symbol -- here done in tribal rug colors.


I took to tossing a bean bag to relieve tension in my shoulders. One day I thought: "Why not make a beautiful one?"


It led me to discover that the beanbag is a perfect little "laboratory" in which to try out patterns and designs.








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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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