Category Archives: Ethnic Textiles

About traditional and ethnic weaving techniques.

Book Store: Coast Salish books

Salish Weaving

Salish Weaving: Primitive and Modern, As Practised by the Salish Indians of South West British Columbia
An early history of weaving, preparation of materials, native dyes and dyeing, the loom, the warp, the weaves and Salish designs.

Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater
Cowichan sweaters, with their distinctive bands of design and untreated, handspun wool, have been a British Columbia icon since the early years of the twentieth century, but few people know the full story behind the garment. read more

handeye

What is color all about? This new magazine explores the depths of color and meaning in textiles around the world.


Handeye Magazine

A small sampling of the latest issue:

The Black of Ghana – West African funeral Couture

“A woman with a bowl of lalle, henna, covered Eurama’s head in a thick past, dyeing her hair a deep black, a vanity now meant to signal the depth of mourning. The mourners formed a somber but spectacular band of decorated blackness, like a flock of exquisit ravens. Their clothes were, down to the last man and woman, ornamented with Adinkra motifs, or subtle layers of design work, deepending the tonal drama of mourning.” read more