Tag Archives: hand weaving

  • New Cushions!

    Posted on 12/01/2013 by A Rum Fellow

    We have brand new A Rum Fellow cushions in store. These mountain cushions are made using the most intricately hand woven textiles found in the mountains of Peru. The incredible skill of traditional weavers starts with hours of careful planning, with hundreds of coloured threads it is an impossible task for anyone but the most highly skilled of weavers.

    It takes weeks to produce the highly ornate patterns in the traditional method with painstaking attention to detail. The weavers of these textiles are true artists who pass on their cultural heritage within the story of the weave. 

    See the cushions in-store here.

     


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with cushions, hand weaving, Peru, interior decor, mountain, hand loom

  • Geo's and Andean animals

    Posted on 24/06/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    We have again been floored, this time by the Peruvian hand weavers and their fearless use of colours.

    Peru is a culture rich country with a deep and vibrant history so there is plenty for all the weaving villages to draw on. Inca and indigeous decoration/artwork was very much geometric based so this has filtered into the textiles. The geometric diamond formations sit back with other significant icons- Pumas, Condors, Llamas and Pachamama (goddess of the indigenous people of the Andes aka Mother Earth).

    With so many hands well taught through the years in the art of weaving we were bound to make some amazing finds. And how could we say no to Geo's mixed with Andean animals?!

    These are just a taster of what we found as needless to say we came away with our hands full..the list of projects for our return are adding up!


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with Andean weavers, Condiors, hand weaving, Llamas, Pachamama, Peru, Peruvian textiles, Pumas

  • 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!


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with diamonds, geometrics, hand weaving, Peru, Rugs, sheep wool

  • Condor trimmings

    Posted on 05/06/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    Lean, mean and full of condors! Not sure what we will turn these into yet but they are dripping in history and style.


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with Belts, condors, hand weaving, Sucre Bolivia, Trimmings

  • Rainbow threads of pattern- Hand loom, Sucre Bolivia

    Posted on 17/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with Bolivia, hand weaving, looms, rainbow, Sucre, textiles, Weaving

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