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Category Archives: Ethnographic Inspiration

August 16, 2013 A Rainbow of Natural Dyes

As eco-awareness spreads around the world, it’s refreshing to remember the natural, sustainable practices in places such as Peru.  Natural dyes and fabrics are not simply a trend in Peru, they are a way of life.  Peruvian textile techniques are … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 Fall 2013 Inspiration

The Fall 2013 collection features delicate floral prints, rich detail and ethnographic patterning. Inspiration comes from many sources, including ancient textiles, the work of artisans from around the globe, as well as the beauty found in nature. Inspired by the … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 The Huipil, tunic of Mesoamerica

A Huipil (pronounced wee-peel) is the traditional garment worn by the indigenous women of Mexico and Central America. It is a loose-fitting tunic, made from rectangular pieces of fabric joined together, with an opening for the head, and often with … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 Woven Wonders: inspiration to fruition

Beyond our luxurious Peruvian Pima and alpaca… Take a peek at the inspiration behind our collection tailored from fabulous woven fabrics. Sourced from the world’s highest quality mills, our fabulous woven fabrics are exquisitely diverse… perfect for long summer days … Continue reading

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February 25, 2013 Ancient Textile Traditions of Chinchero

by guest blogger, Kezia Huseman Chinchero is a small village in Peru, located in the departamento (state) of Cusco but it is about 28 kilometers (17 miles) northwest of the city of Cusco.  The village gets quite a bit of … Continue reading

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