Browsing articles in "Central Asian 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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Susan Deliss –

Jan 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment

ikat,suzani, silk ikat, vintage embroidery

World traveler and Notting Hill resident Susan Deliss collects textiles from Turkey, Egypt, and beyond — and presents a sampling of her offerings on her website, here.

Via The World of Interiors.

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Uzbek Craft –

Nov 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

uzbek textile, suzani, ikat

It seems almost impossible that I’ve never done a post on Uzbek Craft — but that’s what my search function seems to be telling me. Suzanis (like the one pictured above) and ikats galore.

Via Casa Sugar.

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Found Object –

Jul 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage indian textile, kantha, suzani, floor pillow

Found Object presents “rediscovered and repurposed” kanthas, suzanis, ikats and kilims — for sale on their own site, and through One King’s Lane.

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Yudan –

Jun 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment

uzbekistan textile, central asian textile, patchwork carpet

It may not be the most glamorous website but there are  definitely interesting (budget friendly) things to be discovered at Yudan. This striking 5’x7′ patchwork kilim, for instance, is under $400. Their Turkish siirt blankets are worth checking out as well.

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Sukan –

May 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

velvet ikat, ikat pillow

Sukan takes the Etsy storefront concept to a whole new level. With over 1800 items listed – nearly all of which are ikat pillow covers – it’s hard to know where to start (or stop) taking it all in.

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Tina Tabone –

Jan 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Gujarat Indian Cloth

Tina Tabone’s lovingly produced website shows off her passion for textiles — and her knack for collecting great looking pieces from around the globe. Above, a painted cloth from India.


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Etsy Highlights, Part 2 of 3 –

Dec 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

vintage handwoven pillow

Continuing in the holiday-shopping vein, here are four more Etsy vendors to check in on — especially if you’re looking for a bit of global fusion:

Ikat & Batik: a vast array of pillows at amazing prices

Silkway: ikat pillows, clothing, and fabric by the yard

Threads of Old: one of a kind embroidery and applique from India

Studyo: pillows, bedding and more from Central Asia

Kilims, On Display & Online –

Sep 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This coming weekend the de Young Museum in San Francisco will open an exhibition titled, The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection. With works dating from the 15th – 19th century the show is a great chance to see the real thing up close. For kilims of a decorative rather than historic nature visit Orientina. Above, a vintage kilim from the shop.

Yastik –

Mar 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Seen from the portal of their website, the Istanbul shop  Yastik treats pillows like the IPad of the upholstery world: glittering gems best represented by gleaming white minimalism. Paradoxically the uncluttered look seems to activate the collecting instinct.

Via The Beat That My Heart Skipped.