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10 textile art ideas to display on that wall of your house

If you are a passionate collector, surely you have at least one wall of your house with pieces of art or crafts brought from one or more parts of the world. Because we love global design in the blog, I bring you today’s ideas of textile art from different countries.Today it is very common to create a gallery wall at home, what do you think of the idea of ​​surprising your guests with textile art of unmatched quality and beauty, but above all of the great cultural value?

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Congo: Kuba textiles

Kuba textile art are originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are well known for their design. These textiles are woven with palm leaf fiber Raffia Vinifera, for that reason, it is often called raffia cloth. They are rectangular or square pieces with a geometric design made in embroidery or stitches and then cut to create velvet-like surfaces. There are four techniques to produce Kuba textiles: embroidery, appliques, patchwork, and dyeing.

Men weave and dye the base fabric, while women are responsible for embroidering and joining the pieces to create the finished product. That is good teamwork.

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Mexico: Tenango

The Tenangos are unique embroideries handmade by the Otomi natives of Tenango de Doria in central Mexico. Artisans use white fabrics such as linen, blanket, silk or cotton, and work can take weeks to months.

The symbolism and iconography used in its elaboration reflect traditions and beliefs in harmony with nature. The figures represented by skilled craftsmen are animals and plants that come from their memories, their dreams, and their mythical imagination.

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Indonesia: Ikat

The Sumba Ikat fabric is one of the cultural riches of the Nusa Tenggara Timur province in Indonesia. Thus, the term ikat is derived from the Indonesian Mengikat, which means “to bind”, a reference to the technique used to create them.

A piece of Ikat is usually made by 3 to 10 people and throughout the process, they use natural ingredients, such as indigo plants and noni roots that are used to color the fabrics.

This textile art is made through 42 processes, starting from the lamihi process (the process of separating the cotton seeds) to the wari rumata process (finishing process). And for its production, there are 3 styles that in order of difficulty are: Warp, Weft and Double Ikat.

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Peru: 100% Sheep wool fabric

These fabrics are made by hand on a loom and using 100% sheep wool and dyed with natural plants and other pigments in the rural villages of the Andes in Peru. Artisans use ancient techniques inherited from generation to generation.

These fabrics, which stand out for their beauty, show designs inspired by fauna and flora.

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India: Sari

The Sari patchwork is made of hand-embroidered saris and recycled clothing. These saris come from rural villages in India that are then recycled to create this beautiful tapestry. The pieces were originally dresses of women in the Rajasthan region of India.

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India: Kutch embroidery

The Kutch region is located in the state of Gujarat in western India and is well known for its textile art. Its textile design ranges from hand-stitched embroideries that shine with small mirrors to very complex patterned fabrics with hand-printed blocks.

Embroidery handmade by women is done in cotton fabrics, in the form of a net used cotton or silk threads. For certain patterns, embroidery is also done on silk and satin. The primary feature of these colorful embroideries is the small mirrors called abhla that are sewn over the designs.

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Bibliography:

The Spruce

Wikipedia

Authentic Indonesia

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