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Beautiful Designs of Cloth

 

Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Etruscan Hoop Earrings
Etruscan Hoop Earrings
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

The ancient Etruscans, a civilization that flourished in northern Italy until the first century BC, were known for their sophisticated metalwork. Granulation, where cast-metal pieces were painstakingly decorated with tiny spheres, was a specialty, and the best pieces were saved to accompany the wearer into the afterlife. These 18-karat-gold-vermeil earrings are reproductions of an ancient Etruscan design. Handcrafted in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.


$179.00
$99.99
Hand-tooled Multicolored Bangles - Set of 3
Hand-tooled Multicolored Bangles - Set of 3
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Bangles made in all metals and materials are popular adornments for women throughout India, regardless of age or heritage. In the past, the number of bangles worn would tell a woman's marital status. Here strips of faux ivory are dyed in a range of bright hues and inlaid by hand into a brass frame.


$35.00
Newgrange Scarf
Newgrange Scarf
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

A husband-and-wife team knit this soft merino wool scarf in their County Clare studio. The purple patterns are adapted from ones found on entrance stones at the prehistoric monument of Newgrange on the eastern side of Ireland. The site is positioned so that light floods the entrance passage and central chamber on the winter solstice. Today, tens of thousands of visitors enter a lottery to be one of only 50 chosen to experience this ancient phenomenon each year.


$89.00
$59.99
Giriama Hoop Earrings
Giriama Hoop Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Craftspeople from Kenya’s Giriama tribe create dozens of tiny copper heishi beads, which are then plated in 24-karat gold and threaded onto a 14-karat-gold-plated hoop in the U.S. The result is a classic style with added movement and texture. Handcrafted in Kenya; finished in the U.S.


$49.00
$19.99
Hand-painted Peacock Feather Bangles - Set of 2
Hand-painted Peacock Feather Bangles - Set of 2
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The proud peacock is India’s national bird, and its extravagant plumage is found in art and architecture throughout the country. Using the thinnest of brushes, artisans in India hand-paint detailed peacock feathers on these translucent bangles, sealing the intricate design between layers of resin.


$32.00
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
Oruro Carnaval Pima Cotton Cardigan
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

A highlight of Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia, is the Diablada, an elaborate choreographed dance that dates back to pre-Columbian times. Masked revelers act out a story of good versus evil. Their costumes often include belts decorated with silver coins, a meaningful symbol in this 500-year-old mining city. These overlapping coins are what inspired the pattern on our soft 100% pima cotton cardigan. Button front.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$169.00
Balinese Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Balinese Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Kadek Hendra, a young Balinese jeweler, learned his craft from his silversmith parents. His strong artistic voice is unmistakable in this bracelet that juxtaposes shining sterling silver with oxidized flourishes. This handcrafted bracelet captures the balance of beauty and strength that perfectly matches the culture of Bali.


$300.00
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

Mongolian filigree is a laborious, delicate jeweler’s art whose lineage includes Fabergé eggs and the trousseaux of Qing dynasty empresses. Few artisans in China remain who can achieve this level of precise detail, but by adapting these time-honored techniques for modern tastes, craftspeople are able to continue making a living through this ancient art. Here, colorful faceted amethyst and peridot alternate within links of high-gloss enamel and intricate 24-karat-gold-vermeil filigree to create an accent fit for a queen.


$195.00
$55.99
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
Himalayan Earth & Sky Necklace
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces
In Tibet, turquoise (called gyu) and coral are two of the most highly valued materials. Turquoise has been used as currency, and coral is a precious trade object in this landlocked mountainous country. Nomadic people of the region frequently wear many pieces of turquoise and coral jewelry at once, as spiritual protection and as a way to keep their wealth at hand. By pairing faux versions of these stones with carnelian and handmade nickel and silver-plated beads, jewelers living on the Tibetan/Indian border re-create this traditional Himalayan design.
$55.00
$11.99
Belvedere Palace Wool Jacket
Belvedere Palace Wool Jacket
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
The grounds of Vienna's Belvedere Palace have hosted one of Europe's greatest gardens since Belvedere was designed in the early 1700s. Topiary-lined avenues exist alongside the emperor's baroque private garden. This double-faced boiled wool jacket is designed with the same traditionally Austrian combination of elegance and exuberance. The classic Austrian cut emphasizes a design heritage as refined as the garden's formal walkways, while scrolling velvet trim along the collar, hem, and sleeves adds a playful spark to a sophisticated style. The wind-resistant and wrinkle-free natural fiber is ideal for travel.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$225.00
Art Deco Amber Teardrop Earrings
Art Deco Amber Teardrop Earrings
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Polish artisans have more than 80 names to describe types of amber, from flame and honey to clouded and woolly. Often found along the Baltic Sea, amber has been popular in jewelry for centuries. Here, teardrops of honey amber are paired with sterling silver leaves in earrings that reflect an early-20th-century art deco style.


$55.00
Silk Sari Knit Hat and Scarf Set
Silk Sari Knit Hat and Scarf Set
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls
Women in a textile workshop in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley take scraps of silk left from the production of saris and weave them into a uniquely textured yarn. Knit or crocheted, they transform what would otherwise be discarded into cozy winter accessories that brighten the dreariest days. This set is decorated with beads and traditional mirrorred disks that are intended to ward off the evil eye.
$65.00
Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket
Indian Embroidered Floral Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
Throughout India, embroidery and needlework are highly developed local folk arts. In the region of Kashmir, however, needlework is the domain of highly skilled royal craftspeople. Worked in flat chain stitch, embroidery flows like brushstrokes across this distinctive cotton canvas jacket. The cut is an updated and relaxed version of the popular Nehru style. Fully lined. Made in India.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$75.00
Silk Paisley and Stripe Jacket
Silk Paisley and Stripe Jacket
(Based on 8 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Jackets and Vests
The lacy teardrop shape known as paisley originated in Persia and came to be closely associated with the work of Indian Kashmiri weavers. As trade between Asia and Europe expanded in the 18th century, demand for the pattern was so great that weavers in the town of Paisley, Scotland, created their own version of the design, giving the pattern its Western name. Incorporating these curved and leaflike paisley shapes, our jacket is handcrafted of 100% silk. Artisans working in India embellish each jacket by hand with embroidery and beadwork, guaranteeing that no two will be exactly alike. Fully lined.
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
$110.00
$69.99
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
Kenyan Olive-wood Napkin Rings - Set of 4
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Men and women of Kenya’s Kamba tribe carve these safari animal napkin rings using hard olive wood. These workers are known as jua kali, a phrase that means hot sun but has come to mean those who earn a living in woodworking or metal carving. Each set contains a zebra, giraffe, elephant, and leopard. Please allow for small variations in each handmade carving.


$36.00