- Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
A group of craftspeople from the Maritime provinces of Canada, some beginners and others seasoned artists, have created a special textile hanging called “Precious Point of Unity”. The textile consists of 16 blocks of art that are either painted, quilted, hand stitched or embellished. Each block is based on a story from Vignettes from the Life of Abdu’l-Baha and they were sewn together in the form of a triangle to represent a mountain pointing to a nine-pointed star, depicting Abdu’l-Baha as the Centre or Focus of the Covenant.
In this post, we share a closer look at this textile and its comprising blocks:
You can also read an interview with some of the participants from this project here on Baha’i Blog: “Precious Point of Unity” – Textile Artwork in Honor of Abdu’l-Baha
The video below shares the stories of Abdu’l-Baha which inspired the artworks that make up “Precious Point of Unity”:
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