Browsing articles in "Vintage Textiles"

Antique Textiles Galleries –

Jun 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Antique Textiles Galleries is another spot to find a global array of textiles. The pattern snippet above is from a pair of pillows made from a 1940’s French textile — and it has me thinking about why it’s recognizably French, and recognizably 40’s-era…

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Non-Perishable Goods –

Sep 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment

handcrafted textiles, vintage pillows, Portland textile, Portland craft

Here’s a wonderful collection of carefully considered, lovingly crafted, and beautifully presented – non-perishable! – goods!

Via Elle Decor.

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Shiprock Gallery –

Jun 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment

chief blanket, navajo textile,

For a shot of pattern and color inspiration check out the textile section of Santa Fe’s Shiprock Gallery, where an abundance of Navajo blankets, runners, rugs, and cloths are displayed. As is proven by the chief blanket pictured above, “contemporary” design carries a trans-cultural passport.

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Evelyn Ackerman –

Mar 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

evelyn ackerman textile

Here’s a sweet article from late last year about Evelyn Ackerman, a mid century (and beyond) artist and textile designer whose work combined a “childlike wonder and a sophisticated sense of illustration and design”. More images of her work can be found here.

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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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Designers / Makers –

Dec 6, 2012 | Leave a Comment

vintage bullfight, bullfight textile, matador textile

Mutton & Lamb re-purposes a vintage souvenir fabric for a different kind of “decorator drama” with this pillow for Designers / Makers. The man pictured is Manuel Benitez: “Born in 1936 into poverty he rose to be one of the most famous bullfighters ever, becoming known as ‘El Cordobes'”.

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Keep –

Dec 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment

dwell pillow, dwell studio pillow, zebra textile, black and white fabric

Keep is a dangerous new hybrid — basically Pinterest with a “buy” button. It also provides another cache of visual information about textiles, pillows, carpets — or whatever else you’re looking for. Above, a Dwell Studio pillow linked from someone’s Keep “collection”.

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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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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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The Apartment –

Nov 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment

moroccan carpet, shag carpet

Located in Copenhagen, The Apartment is a store / studio / showcase for “design objects, furniture, antiques and art”. Their website features items from their inventory — including carpets and quilts.

Via Field Notes.

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