Browsing articles in "Indian Textiles"

House of Alva –

Oct 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

kantha, indian scarves

House of Alva’s scarves are imbued with a mission both to preserve Indian craft traditions and to support the economic viability of a new generation of artisans. Above, a kantha embroidery detail.

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Kufri Life Fabrics –

Mar 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

indian fabric, indian block print, indian ikat, indian throw pillows

With a bi-continental mother-daughter duo as its creative engine, Kufri Life Fabrics is a great source for handprinted yardage, customized pillows, and one of a kind textiles including ikats and kanthas. Plus, check out their latest blog posts for lots of colorful photos from India!

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Aunti Oti –

Mar 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment

indian textile, khadi, indian blanket

“Purveying the everyday of India”, Aunti Oti supplies a range of  “humble” and “handmade” Indian textiles including scarves, shawls, bedding and table linens.

Via T Magazine.

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Block Shop –

Jan 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment

indian block print, indian scarf

For a textile blog like this one, Block Shop hits all the marks of a continually sought-after trifecta: beautiful textile line + gorgeous website + inspiring About page.

Via Futuristic.

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The Green Elephant –

Dec 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian tie dye, tye dye fabric, india fair trade

The Green Elephant is a wholesale importer of Free Trade, “Craftmark” certified goods from India. Among their recent blog entries is a great write-up / photo essay on the tie dye artisans behind R.B.Fabrics. While it’s not clear how to actually purchase their colorful wares (like the pillows pictured above) I imagine a quick email to The Green Elephant would help clear things up.

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Gujarat Gates –

Nov 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

gujarat embroidery, indian embroidery

Some textile images practically demand follow-up Google searches — as did this photograph featured in Los Angeles Times’ 2011 review of the book Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach To Interior Design. (Image shown cropped above.) A few short keystrokes later and this is what I found: Banjara wall hangings from the Gujarat region of India. A nearly identical piece can be found here. For many more links enter “gujarat embroidery” in your image search browser.

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Stitchwallah –

Jul 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment

indian textile, ikat shawl, indian shawl

Despite the presence of a small online shop, what’s really for sale at Stitchwallah is the expertise of Hilary Niederer, a costume designer and textile buyer living in Mumbai India. Looking to import and/or purchase something in particular? She might be the eyes and ears you need.

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Rachel Clore –

Jul 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

tie dye fabric, tie dye textile, tie dye shawl

Rachel Clore is just beginning her career as a textile and surface designer and is clearly off to a great start. During a recent lengthy stay in India she learned bandani, a traditional tie dye technique now put to very effective use in her series of shawls and scarves. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.

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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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Live Auctioneers –

Jul 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

krishna textile, krishna painting, radha textile

Like the secret sale you’re uncertain you want to tell friends about, the discovery of Live Auctioneers might test your magnanimity — at least it did for me! But here goes nonetheless.  It’s not showy, and there’s a fair bit of detritus to sift through, but for the keen eye this site is full of hidden treasures. Case in point: this painted Indian fabric depicting multiple Krishnas under a moonlit sky. Starting bid, $50.

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