January 20, 2009


I have a thing about textiles. I love to touch them, I love embroidery, beading, crochet, anything that is hand stitched or woven. Any color combination will do! I love Ikat, even when it’s not in fashion. From decorated ethnic pieces, to plain Italian linen, I love it all. Traveling all through India and the Middle East I drooled over the textiles I saw. I clicked on the front page of Jayson Home & Garden today, and it looks like this:

Lovely! I love all of those fabrics, I just want to thumb through them all! It got me thinking about the textile I brought my mom, Miss Mendi, from India. I bought it at the Dilli Haat market in New Delhi, we saw similar pieces in gift shops of the 5 star hotels for about 5 times the price. It’s from Kashmir, each stitch done by hand, amazing…and it’s really supposed to be a shawl. I pictured a different purpose for it, and I knew the colors were perfect for this guest room.



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