olympiska lapptäcken / olympic quilts

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Eftersom jag inte är det minsta idrottsintresserad så tog det några dagar – men sen upptäckte jag lapptäckena i OS. –– In English below –– Och nu myser jag så över att de båda forna fiendenationerna Ryssland och USA båda lutar sig mot traditionen och kommer fram till samma sak: lapptäcksmönster ska representera länderna i de olympiska spelen i Sotji.

Läser pressmeddelanden från bägge länderna och inser att de tänkt likadant. (ryssarna redan 2011!)

os-flaggorSå här skriver den officiella ryska OS-organisationen om lapptäcksmönstret som återfinns på allt från volontärernas kläder till profilprylar som resväskor, OS-biljetter och de flaggor som vajar överallt i Sotji:

This concept for a visual image of the Games in Sochi was based on the principle of patchwork. Such patchworks were an indispensable part of Russian peasants’ homes. Over time, this technique became a widely acknowledged branch of traditional arts and culture. An interesting fact from Russian history is that Catherine, the wife of Peter I, personally sewed a patchwork for her husband as a gift.
<www.sochi2014.com> 2011-04-25

os_us-snowboard-1_700pxOch så här skriver företaget bakom kläderna till det amerikanska snowboardlaget, Burton:

To design the uniform for the 2014 Sochi Games, Burton once again turned to America’s heritage for inspiration. And nothing represents Americana more than handcrafted patchwork quilts and the American flag, which are both at the heart of the 2014 uniform. After a long hunt, Burton designers found the perfect vintage quilt at an antique fair.
<www.burton.com> 2013-12-04

Inte bara idrott som förenar utan kulturarv också…
Lite länkar för er som vill läsa mer eller titta på fler bilder (fler bilder längre ner i inlägget också):

Läs mitt andra inlägg om olympiska lapptäcken.


Since I’m not the least interested of sports, it took some days before I realised that quilts are a theme on the olympic games. Now I’m enjoying the fact that the both former enemies Russia and the USA both leans against tradition and ends up with the same conclusion: quilt patterns shall represent both nations in the olympic games in Sochi.

Have been reading press releases from both sides and finds similar thoughts. (check the dates)

os-volontarThis is what the official Russian Olympic organisation writes about the quilt pattern one can find on everthing from the clothing for the volonteers to tickets, suitcases and the banners found all over Sochi:

This concept for a visual image of the Games in Sochi was based on the principle of patchwork. Such patchworks were an indispensable part of Russian peasants’ homes. Over time, this technique became a widely acknowledged branch of traditional arts and culture. An interesting fact from Russian history is that Catherine, the wife of Peter I, personally sewed a patchwork for her husband as a gift.
<www.sochi2014.com> 25 April 2011

os_us-snowboard-3And this is what Burton – the company that designed the clothings for the American Snowboard Team – writes:

To design the uniform for the 2014 Sochi Games, Burton once again turned to America’s heritage for inspiration. And nothing represents Americana more than handcrafted patchwork quilts and the American flag, which are both at the heart of the 2014 uniform. After a long hunt, Burton designers found the perfect vintage quilt at an antique fair.
<www.burton.com> 4 Dec 2013

It’s not only sports that unite but cultural heritage as well…

Some links for you who want to read more and see more photos:

Read my second blog post about olympic quilts.


Men roligt också att se hela Moder Ryssland som en enda regnbågsnation.

But I also enjoy to see all of Mother Russia as a Rainbow Nation.

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Bilderna har jag lånat från pressmaterial. / Pictures from press materials.

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