If you are not typically a fan of televised sporting events then the fact that The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee has selected a patchwork quilt design to represent them in the upcoming games may persuade you to tune in.
Bosco Sport is the creator of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics design theme as well as a a sponsor of the Russian Olympic and Paralympic teams; “Every region in the world is proud of its unique origins, and it is no different in Russia. That is why there are so many different local traditions, songs and crafts that highlight the individuality of their creators, each valuable in its own right. Bosco had a wealth of choices to represent Russia’s rich diversity, but in the end we settled on something familiar, warm and welcoming: the patchwork quilt.”
Basically the concept of the design is to represent each of Russia’s 89 regions using famous patterns, motifs and ornaments from various Russian crafts and art forms in the patches.
“The look revolves around “the principle of the ‘patchwork quilt’ — a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma.” ~Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
For an interesting read and to learn more about the history and details of the individual designs and the artwork of the Olympic patchwork go to the Sochi 2014 Bosco website and click on “Look of the Games”.
Yay for us there will be patchwork everywhere! Along with the official logo, banners and volunteer apparel you’ll expect to see broadcast there will be much more to watch for. Here is a sampling of some of the things you may not get to see in detail;
Let the games begin!