Browsing articles in "South American 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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Reflejos de mi Tierra –

Feb 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment

argentina textile, argentina blanket, aregentina fabric

Using natural dyes and a mixture of wool from alpacas, llamas, and sheep, Reflejos de mi Tierra’s Argentinian textiles are both timeless and completely contemporary.

Via The Style Files.

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Nim P’ot –

Nov 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The dozens of “sold” notices populating every corner of Nim P’ot’s website must mean something about the niche popularity of vintage Guatemalan textiles. With an inventory broken down into well over 70 individual categories by village, they certainly have the region covered. Above, a detail of a Santa Maria Jesus Huipil from the 1950’s.

Via Katy Elliot.

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Alta Pampa –

Oct 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

chunky throw, argentina textile

Alta Pampa draws on the fibers and weaving techniques of South America to create timeless textiles that are both contemporary and traditional at once. Working in wools, cottons and silks, the company produces cut yardage as well as finished accessories like blankets and throws. In the U.S. Alta Pampa is rep’d through Holland & Sherry.

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Loopy Mango –

Mar 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

bolivian textile

NYC’s brick and mortar Loopy Mango is, by the looks of it, a must-visit for all textile fiends with a Bohemian streak. They also have an extensive online shop and an About page with a  refreshing tale of can-do gusto. Above, one of their many Bolivian textiles.


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New from Amenity –

Jan 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Perusing the very informative website Ecouterre brought me back to Amenity this evening, a site I did a post on back in April. They’ve since added several new products with their Fall/Winter collection, including these hand knitted, Bolivian-made throws.

Furbish Studio –

Sep 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment

A vintage Bolivian rug available at Furbish Studio.

Via (in a round-about way) A Lovely Being and NYT’s The Moment.

Beach House Otomi –

Jul 2, 2010 | Leave a Comment

In addition to having a cover story on possibly the most impressive use of 390 square feet ever, the July / August issue of House Beautiful provides the above visual reminder of the graphic vibrancy of Mexican Otomi textiles. For more windows into this embroidery craft visit l’aviva, Jacaranda and this Ebay store (via True Up).

Indigo Arts –

Apr 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Indigo Arts has a variety of non-European textiles for sale, including this strikingly white mudcloth from Mali, detail above.

Via Ghana Rising.

Bolivian Blankets –

Feb 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bolivian blankets must be in the air as I was well into searches on the topic before coming across this post by Remodelista just a few days ago. Maybe it’s a collective hunger for strong color (as per my previous post) — or any hint of a warmer climate.

Above, a detail shot from blankets offered at Twine (via The Haystack Needle).

Also visit The Anne Lawrence Collection.