While occupying small spaces we need to bring things home that serve multiple purposes. I was recently impressed with a friends ability to use her turkish towel as a scarf, table cloth and picnic blanket all in the span of a weekend (I'm convinced she may have even used this as an actual towel, but I won't speculate too much). The following are some awesome textiles that could be used for a variety of purposes.
This one up top is a 100% linen throw by Caroline Z Hurley of Brooklyn, NY. It is block printed by hand by a cooperative of Guatemalan artisans in New Bedford, Massachusetts with non-toxic acrylic ink and is pre-washed. More choices below...
- Temple Textile in Fuschia - $120
From Hopie and Lily Stockman of Block Shop in California, this is one of many of their designs in silk/cotton. Inspired by the wall drawings of Sol Le Witt, they say this one is "back by popular demand." Check out all the others!
- printed with non-toxic dyes
- 25% silk, 75% cotton
- 34 x 86 inches +/-
- selvage on long sides, raw edge on ends
- hand block printed by 5th generation master printers outside Jaipur
- Indigo Kantha Blanket - $170
From this mysterious new source, Auntie Oti, which I believe is based in Brooklyn along with the rest of my world, comes these lovely 100% cotton Kantha blankets along with many other beautiful things: "discarded saris are layered, stitched together by hand, and then overdyed in deep indigo to create a light blanket for any room in the house."
- Black Linen Scarf - $42
From The Chic Artisan in Oskaloosa, Iowa (via Etsy), this is a straight ahead, beautiful, hand dyed, 100% linen scarf. 16" x 72" with raw edges.
This is a very interesting source. Originally from New Zealand, Hilary N