Be Inspired - Design Diversity
Traditional pattern work is often a sacred art, a preservation of culture and tradition. Techniques that are passed down from generation to generation and are of immense symbolic value and social identity, even despite diaspora. These patterns are a fusion of folk art and function, with styles developed by history, inheritance, and sometimes necessity. This collection is an homage to and an appreciation of the variety, diversity, and heritage traditional pattern work from around the world.
The rich individual and unique history of patterns from across the globe, often share similarities as well as differences. From Navajo weavings to Malian mud cloth to Polish Wycinanki, these powerful patterns are often made from different methods. Whether embroidery, dye, print, textiles, paper or ceramics, these designs show passion and inheritance from across the continents.