These days I want pattern. Heaps of pattern. But not dignified, perfect made-by-a-machine pattern. I want dots, but not perfectly formed round polka dots. Yesterdays geometry in a more organic format. Chevron re-thought. I want mud cloth from Africa and rugs based on southwestern Native American designs. It's about to get tribal, lovelies.
I started a link folder a few months ago titled tribal, and when I opened it today it contained almost a hundred links :) So lets break this into a couple of posts, shall we?
on the menu for today: desert tribal
If I'm being honest, it's not just the pattern here that appeals to me - it's the handmade aspect, a merging of natural elements and aesthetics's, a respect for the materials involved, a sense of spirituality. Something more than just a pretty room.
I know. Almost too much to take in, isn't it? Are you feeling as connected to this as I am? On friday I will post the rest of it, pop by and share in the beauty. am x
(I know some of the patterns involved in these items are sacred to Native Americans, and I apologize if you are offended by their use here. Please know we are simply appreciating a small part of the beauty of your culture.)
feather arrowheads room Pastel Arrows painted driftwood Matthew Williamson Rug navajo rug fabric fabric 2 cavern wallpaper nook navajo dhurrie vintage textiles Marcia Smith art Anna Montiel art basket wall fringe pouch window display freepeople outfit bag stamp set clutch lokahi print toms arrow pebbles arrows art print arrow fabric art flower fringe wall fringe banners