Posts Tagged ‘Handwoven’

Apr 18

Weaving On the Edge in the Peruvian Highlands

Breathless. That’s what I was after dancing at 13,000 feet in the highland weaving village of Sallac, Peru. How could I refuse the outstretched, gnarled hand of an elder, who smiled and gestured that I too should join in the festivities. Last week was the Sallac community’s 8th anniversary of→ Read more

Jun 12

Ikat Maestros: Indonesian Textile Artisans

“I remembered what my father always said: ‘Never leave the land of your great grandfathers, and develop it for a good cause,” Alfonsa Horeng recalls. “That local wisdom was what convinced me to leave my career in the big city of Surabaya and return home to develop Flores”. And developing→ Read more

Jun 01

Seductive Silk Meets Jeweled Stripes

Being on a textile adventure in one of the most desirable weaving spots of the world, there’s simply no time to waste in seeking out handwoven, artisan-made silk scarves and other accessories. I didn’t have far to go from the hotel either, just wandered a bit until I saw the→ Read more

May 24

Wild Silk Creates a Strong Bond

“While one silk thread is strong, many woven together are stronger.” This is a fomba, or proverb, uniting the many people involved in the production of exquisite wild silk, handwoven products from the island nation of Madagascar, located off the coast of Africa.→ Read more

Apr 19

No Dry Cleaning Needed: Here’s How to Wash Handwoven Cloth

Naturally dyed silk→ Read more

Apr 06

Meet the Maker of the Indian Handwoven Silk Cloth

Sometimes one is lucky enough to meet the maker—I’m talking artisan-made cloth here.→ Read more

Mar 30

Ikat Weaving in Laos

My weft ikat weaving→ Read more

Mar 09

Boro, The Ragged Beauty

Feb 01

Hmong Batik Indigo Cloth

The smell of hot wax rises from the grass-covered hut every morning. A petite elderly woman, dressed in a traditional sarong, walks slowly down the stone-covered path, the Mekong river her backdrop. She carries a roll of hemp cloth, and once at the hut, she sets up her demonstration area→ Read more

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