I have been a total sucker for a beautiful ethnic textile for most of my adult life. It began when I was studying textile design at college, but my passion really exploded when I went on my first business trip to India. On my return home, my suitcase was overflowing with gorgeous pieces which I had bought and still cherish 20 years on.
If I was a woman of means, I would travel the world collecting and preserving these amazing works of art (and I do consider them to be works of art!). The skill and patience which is involved in their creation, the painstaking yarn dying, weaving, stitching, embroidering, appliqueing and beading is quite incredible. When I see a new piece it really does make my heart sing and let out an internal ‘oooh’.
Here is a small selection of pieces which are available on Etsy
from Kulshi Mumkin, you can find it here
from Afghan Tribal Arts, you can find it here
from Wovensouls, you can find it here
from Dell Shop, you can find it here
from Jaisalmer Handloom, you can find it here