One Hundred Birds: Part 1

I have something truly amazing to show y’all today. My wonderful wonderful aunt gave me this embroidery souvenir, bought in Singapore in the 1980s. Sorry about the reflections in the glass – couldn’t get a photo without them.

It’s all silk, and there really are 100 different birds. Isn’t it amazing? And it’s all mine! It’s hanging on my wall right now. I am so happy. The rest of the post will be nothing but close up photos so you can admire it too. But, there are too many birds to fit in one post! So you will just have to wait til next week for more pictures. Also, don’t forget to enter Monday’s give-away! And no, you can’t all just say this one is your favorite post – I meant favorite post for the last year of the blog. You can’t pick this one until next year!

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18 Responses to One Hundred Birds: Part 1

  1. Anita says:

    Lovely piece.You are lucky!.It’s hard to pick one bird which I like the most.I like the black and brown one in your last image and all the little ones 🙂

  2. This is so great. I would be studying this piece for hours.

  3. Aunt Lynna says:

    I am so very happy the The 100 Birds have a new home!!! Momma (Grandma) absolutely adored all birds, and she was so thrilled when she was able to bring this home from her trip to see her grandbabies in Singapore! She loved watching people who came to see her try to count all 100 birds!
    Aunt Lynna

  4. Tanvel says:

    This is a beautiful piece of art. You are so lucky receiving this gift. My favorite bird is the one one with the longest tail. I assume it is supposed to be a peacock. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Elmsley Rose says:

    Oh my! You are a lucky lady! Tanvel mentioned the peacock as being her favourite – he/she caught my eye as well.

  6. Monique says:

    Oh my gosh!!! splendid embroidery!! lucky you!! A difficult act for Santa to follow.
    Monique

  7. Julia says:

    Colorful and very beautiful!
    Julia

  8. Mary Corbet says:

    LOVE the variety of color and feathers – especially the elaborate tail feathers!

  9. Rachel says:

    Maybe they are lyre birds? Anyway, you are going to get hours of delight from looking at them, I’m sure!

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  12. I have a similar piece that I purchased in the early 70’s. Mine is horizontal. Same theme exactly. Same title as well.

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