Tag Archives: geometrics

  • Embroidered Visions

    Posted on 19/07/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    Suddenly we have been surrounded by a whole new style of thread and fibre…and we love it. After hearing a rumours of the style of Amazonian textiles we travelled deep into the Peruvian jungle and up the Amazon river.  Search and you will find- the discoveries were worth the potholes, bumpy river boats and the constant humidity.

    Gone were the hand looms in courtyards, here the ladies were deep involved with the needle and thread working on "visions".

    Striking geomectrics link together like jigsaw puzzle pieces and slot around the trailing jungle plants or flowers. Just like in Southern Peru the textile designs focus on icons important to the natives. In the jungle it is the plants which are highly valued as for every ailment they believe there is a leafy cure.

    Good job we love a good story as there is always one to tell in Peruvian textiles. The intense maze of designs captures the hallucinogenic visions seen by the Amazonian tribes when they first developed Ayahuasca heeling ceremonies. The designs have been passed down through the generations and are still recreated by the tribes talented ladies today. Even when fixed in thread the designs almost start moving out of the cloth.

    The lovely Sara and Angela (below) are the talented embroideries of all the amazing pieces photographed in this post…they do love colour! Thanks to them we are once again straining under the extra weight of a grand lot of stunning textiles.

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  • Peruvian Rugs...worth the wait

    Posted on 12/06/2012 by A Rum Fellow


    It's been a bit quiet on the rug front for us lately, we were starting to get withdrawal symptoms until we hit Peru. We left the city lights for the valleys and found some stunning vintage sheep wool rugs. These are all amazingly hand woven with no two the same. This is just a little taster to wet the appetite of what we've picked up. The traditional diamond patterns hold cultural significance to the region, and tugs on our geometric heart strings...one of these will be adorning our own wood floor boards for sure!

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  • Escardaria Selaron by Jorge Selaron - King of the mosaic!

    Posted on 16/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    Chilean artist Jorge Selaron has been creating this evolving art piece since 1990. Collecting tiles from all over the world, many dontated, he has coverered over 250 steps in a brightly coloured mosaic that runs between two neighbourhoods, Lapa & Santa Teresa, in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • A soft spot for Geometrics- Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo

    Posted on 26/04/2012 by A Rum Fellow

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