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Category Archives: Ethnographic Inspiration

February 11, 2010 H.E.L.P. Makes Dreams a Reality for Orphans in Malawi

Over one million children in Malawi are without a parent, a home, and an education. Peruvian Connection has joined the efforts of H.E.L.P, a nonprofit organization, to make it possible for these children to make their dreams a reality, by … Continue reading

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November 23, 2009 India’s Inspiring Mystique

From the famous Patola weaving of Patan to the intricate art of wood block printing, India’s mystical textile legacy has long been a touchstone of inspiration for our global designs. As I was amorously ogling the upcoming spring collection, gorgeous … Continue reading

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July 6, 2009 Shipibo Art

There just isn’t enough room in our catalogues or even on our website to fully describe how special some of our pieces are, and a classic example of that is the Shipibo Artisan Shawl pictured together with the Audrey Dress in the … Continue reading

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September 8, 2008 Interpreting India’s Beauty Into Knit

Andhra_pradesh_coverlet (A 19th Century Coverlet from Andhra Pradesh.) Winter08_15a_152_lowres (Our Shadow Blossom Skirt and Gilded Lily Kimono were inspired by the antique textile shown above.) Beautiful textiles and crafts, vibrant religious festivals and a sensorial cuisine, Andhra Pradesh (situated on … Continue reading

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July 3, 2008 Shibori: The Ancient Art of Resist Dyeing

Shibori Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping and securing cloth before dyeing.  Rather than treating the cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, … Continue reading

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