Hello from the production room.
I’m Mayumi Hatakenaka, a quilt artist.

This is my first blog post, and I would like to talk about
I would like to talk about the collaboration between
Indian traditional handicrafts and quilts.

I’m looking forward to this exciting new challenge of collaborating
with handicrafts from around the world.
I enjoyed creating this new challenge.

Indian handicrafts are so beautiful


The client visited the Gujarat region in the westernmost part of India
and selected a variety of Indian handicrafts based on her aesthetic sense.

The client was amazed at the texture of the Indian silk and the color of the threads.
I was astonished by the beauty of the Indian silk, its texture and the color of the threads.

It is colorful, yet elegant, delicate and precise.
Indian traditional handicrafts are colorful, yet elegant, delicate, and precise.
It is truly a sight to behold.

india crafts

The quilters’ unique tailoring is applied.


When we received a request from a local shopper who had purchased a number of valuable traditional handicrafts
I immediately thought of the following

This piece should be framed…
I had a picture in my mind of this work as a tapestry.
I had an idea of what it would look like.

So I decided to make it into a tapestry.
Today, I would like to introduce you to the collaboration of ROGANART and quilt.

What is ROGANART ?


From a plant found in the Gujarat region of India.
Castor oil is extracted from a plant found in the Gujarat region of India and mixed with pigments to create a sticky dye.
It is also a painting art that has been handed down to only one family in the village of Nilona.

The motif is the tree of life, and the iron-on sheet is a circle.

The motif chosen by the client is the tree of life.
The photo below is before the quilt art was done.


To create my own quilt art in the black space in the center.
I created several different quilt designs.

When I placed a simple circle, it created a circular arch.
I thought, “This is the only way! I cut out the circles one by one and placed them with tweezers.


Usually, when I use this original iron-on sheet I usually paste it continuously without cutting it off.
This time, I patiently lined up the circles one by one.

In fact, I love this kind of steady work.

Machine quilted with quilting cotton in between

When I first saw the ROGANART, I was convinced that the beautiful patterns would be enhanced by the shading of the quilt.

I used a black thread on the black cloth, aiming for a small space where the ROGANART dye was not applied.
The quilt is made by dropping it with a sewing machine.

The star of the show is the ROGANNART Tree of Life.
I worked carefully so that the quilt would not stand out too much.

Now, the entire quilt is in place. What do you think?


The simple, unadorned circle looked like the ultimate mandala.
I looked at the finished work.

Encountering a work of art is a once-in-a-lifetime experiencea

In fact, I didn’t know that this work was a paint art called ROGANNART
If I had known about it at first, I would have done a lot of research and would have been intimidated by traditional handicrafts, so I might not have been able to make it.


If not for this request, I probably would have never
I would have never known about ROGAN ART in India.

I hope that everyone who has seen my work will have a corner of their mind
ROGAN ART of Indian crafts?

Encounters with people and works of art are once in a lifetime encounters.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the tailoring of this wonderful Indian craft.

See you later.