Browsing articles in "East Asian Textiles"

Wrapping Traditions –

Jul 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Wrapping Traditions: Korean Textiles Now, currently on view at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Folk Art, presents examples of traditional bojagi, or Korean wrapping cloths. Small as they may be, these pieces aren’t shy about color or graphic punch.

The example pictured above comes via Big Things. You can also find out more through a 2010 post on the subject, here.

Walter Zabriskie –

May 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Visit Walter Zabriskie for these stylish and versatile 18-20″ poufs made of handwoven rattan mats from Borneo.

Via Elle Decor, June 2011.

VandM –

Feb 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

With authoritarian political figures headlining the daily news, this large scale vintage banner of Mao Zedong seems right in step with the times. It’s posted here at VandM, a 1st Dibs-esque site I’m discovering for the first time today. (Weisshouse is the actual seller.)

Rahmanan Deco –

Feb 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

This carpet (shown in cropped form above) could easily pass as the creation of some hip new carpet company;  in truth it’s performed the amazing trick of being over 80 years old.

For sale at Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs. Read more about its Chinese Art Deco history here.

Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles –

Dec 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Here’s a nice article about textile collector and curator Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and her new book Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles. She’s obviously turned her passion into a very enriching lifelong undertaking. You can buy the book on Amazon here (though it’s great to request it through local bookstores instead!).

Katherine Rally –

Nov 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

As described in their bio, husband and wife duo Katherine and Rally Dupps opted for adventure rather than drudgery when the recession hit. They moved to Bali and started a new business producing beautiful fabrics, pillows, and table linens. Looking at their website it seems they made the perfect decision.

Via Diane Bergeron.

To Dye For –

Sep 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Click here for my article for Hand/Eye magazine on a really wonderful textile exhibition – To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color – now on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Bali Bountiful –

Aug 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Bali based Etsy shop Ikat & Batik is bursting with pillow covers priced to inspire. Read shopkeeper Ginette’s  profile for another bit of inspiration, under the category “just do it”.

Slow Fiber & August Recess –

Aug 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment

I’m traveling this week and will return to blog-land next Monday. In honor of slow living here’s work from Shibori Master Motohiko Katano as featured at the World Shibori Network, a richly multifaceted site that also promotes Slow Fiber.

And on the subject of resist-dye techniques, stay tuned!

Pojagi –

Jul 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here’s a new vocabulary word: “Pojagi”, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth also called “Bojagi” and “Bojaki”. Read Wikipedia’s entry here.

The image above (from this 8/6/09 New York Times article) is a contemporary interpretation by Chunghie Lee.