Browsing articles in "African Textiles"

ClothRoads –

Jun 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

global textile, south american textile, sustainable textile, hand weaving

For the armchair traveler and textile enthusiast ClothRoads is both expert tour guide and bustling bazaar. Founded by five women with decades of commitment to the history, culture, and traditions of textile production, the site sells handmade items from around the globe; it also has a deeply informative blog. Above, villagers from Acopia Peru help illustrate the site’s story of cochineal red.

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Maternity Leave –

Nov 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

african kangas, kanga textile, east africa kanga

As the growing distance between recent posts already attests, diverting things are happening behind the scenes at Fibercopia! The site is now officially on maternity leave through the end of the year, though time and inspiration may still allow for a few new posts between now and 2014!

For more on the the beautiful image above check out this entry by Travels In Textiles about East African kangas.

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Yoruba Adire –

Jul 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

african textile, indigo textile, indigo dye, yoruba adire

Indigo is surely among the most elegant and timeless of colors. Above, a Yoruba Adire cloth for sale at Hamil Gallery in Boston. Other items in their collection include African Ewe, Asante, and Kente textiles.

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Africa on the Floor –

Jun 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

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The Swedish gallery Modern African Art has produced a series of carpets that are designed by contemporary African artists and manufactured in Tibet. To view the full collection of “Africa On The Floor” click here.

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The Moroccan Room –

Mar 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment

moroccan textile, moroccan carpet

Here’s a new little corner of the internet to make note of: The Moroccan Room. Along with a sundry of non-textile items they carry boucherouitte and beni ourain rugs, as well as pillows and poufs.

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Kantara Rugs –

Dec 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment

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Fair trade advocate Kantara Rugs offers a range of traditional, contemporary, and custom designed Moroccan carpets. Visit their online shop here.

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Antique Textiles Gallery –

Sep 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indigo ottoman, african ottoman, vintage ottoman

Ottomans made of African indigo are among the many textile creations offered by interior designer Oskar Torres-Lam through his New York City gallery. Click here to view his inventory on 1stDibs.

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Age of Transition –

Apr 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

byzantium textile, egyptian textile, musician textile

Taking a moment to contemplate a truly old man-made object is a bit like looking up at a star-filled sky; it’s a reminder of how fleeting and insignificant the near constant distractions of daily life really are.  The Metropolitan Museum’s current exhibition, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition is full of such pinpoints for a larger perspective. Case in point: the Egyptian fragment pictured above, dating from the 8th-10th century.

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A Striped Bazaar –

Apr 22, 2012 | Leave a Comment

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Stocked with finds from her far-flung travels, Kira Wickstrom Pollack’s online bazaar is full of scintillating stripes (of every variety) for the bed, table and floor.

Via House Digs.

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Lemlem –

Apr 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Liya Kebede founded the company Lemlem to reinvigorate traditional weaving in her Ethiopian homeland. The result is a colorful mix of clothing and accessories that includes beautiful multipurpose scarves. Click here for an intimate look at the company’s handmade production process.

Via Elle Decor.

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