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shyrdak felt headboard by l'aviva home

shyrdak felt headboard

l'aviva home

felt art, known as shyrdak, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic kyrgyz people. part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. the designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. inspired by the beauty of the shyrdak and the desire to sustain + foster this ancient craft, we are collaborating with master artisans in kyrgyzstan to create a bespoke collection. available in twin, full, queen + king sizes
vintage bolivian frazadas/blankets by l'aviva home

vintage bolivian frazadas/blankets

l'aviva home

these vintage, one-of-a-kind textiles, called frazadas, have been handwoven by aymara women in the andean region since pre-hispanic times, and used to protect against the high altitude cold. weaving of each frazada is done in two separate parts which are then sewn together; this central seam shows decorative details and colors that highlight the beauty of the tapestry. frazadas make great rugs, blankets at the foot of the bed, and throws - and also tablecloths and picnic blankets (which is how they are used by many andean families). we have both sheep's wool (oveja) and alpaca frazadas available.
mexican otomi coverlets + fabric by l'aviva home

mexican otomi coverlets + fabric

l'aviva home

these hand embroidered coverlets, known as tenangos, are crafted by the otomi indians from the mountains of the mexican state of hidalgo. the colorful designs are said to be inspired by the wall paintings on cliffs in the region. 100% unbleached cotton muslin with cotton embroidery thread. use as a bedspread (full/queen), furniture covering, or tablecloth. range of colors includes: indigo, sage green, coral, crema, snow, cafe con leche, beet, raspberry, teal... we are also able to make these in any size to custom commission.
chiapas pillows by l'aviva home

chiapas pillows

l'aviva home

each of these pieces is made by women from the highland communities of chiapas, mexico, drawing upon deep-seeded traditional mayan techniques and designs.
vintage suzani by l'aviva home

vintage suzani

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named after the persian word for needle, suzanis were traditionally made for a woman’s dowry. with their intricate patterns and fine detail, they can take up to two and a half years to complete. these vintage pieces are from uzbekistan. silk thread against a cotton background. use as bedcovering, folded at the base of a bed, as a wall hanging, or draped over furniture.
ikat pillows by l'aviva home

ikat pillows

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in uzbek, the term used for ikat is abrbandi; literally `to tie a cloud'. according to legend, the first ikat artisan drew inspiration to weave a shimmering, patterned cloth from seeing clouds reflected in a pool of water. each silk + cotton (adras) swath is hand-dyed and hand-loomed in the fergana valley of uzbekistan using a centuries-old technique, which encompasses upwards of 37 separate stages. we work directly with a master ikat artisan - we can also do custom work with the ikat, and pillows can be made to size/to order.
moroccan wedding blankets by l'aviva home

moroccan wedding blankets

l'aviva home

these vintage pieces, handira, were hand-loomed from sheep's wool and cotton in tiny berber villages in the atlas mountains. tradition and skill are passed from generation to generation; prospective brides and their relatives patiently sewed each sequin by hand. it is believed that the blankets have talismanic power and protect the user from the evil eye. can be used at the foot of the bed or draped over a daybed, as a rug, or as wall art.
shyrdak felt pillows by l'aviva home

shyrdak felt pillows

l'aviva home

felt art, known as shyrdak, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic kyrgyz people. part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. the designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. inspired by the beauty of the shyrdak and the desire to sustain + foster this ancient craft, we are collaborating with master artisans in kyrgyzstan to create a special collection of pillows and floor cushions.
shyrdak felt rugs by l'aviva home

shyrdak felt rugs

l'aviva home

felt art, known as shyrdak, is an age-old tradition of the nomadic kyrgyz people. part mosaic, part quilt, the interlocking patterns and distinctive borders of shyrdak combine to create a rich tapestry. the designs incorporate images of sacred myths and symbols, with colors reflecting the balance in nature and the cyclical rhythm of the nomad’s world. inspired by the beauty of the shyrdak and the desire to sustain + foster this ancient craft, we are collaborating with master artisans in kyrgyzstan to create a bespoke collection.
cameroonian juju hat by l'aviva home

cameroonian juju hat

l'aviva home

during royal court affairs, tribal chiefs and dignitaries in the cameroonian kingdoms wear a spectacular headdress known as the tyn, or juju hat. the feathers are symbolic of prosperity, and represent the wealth of positive qualities associated with birds. the pieces, which are woven onto a raffia base, splay out into huge circles and make impactuful wall art. available in a range of colors, including: red, orange, deep violet, deep green, magenta, white, white with brown tips, pink...
egyptian arabesque lamp by l'aviva home

egyptian arabesque lamp

l'aviva home

crafted using time-honored techniques, the ornament of these egyptian spheres is inspired by traditional flowing arabesque designs. etched and pierced by hand, the patterns - held to symbolize infinity and eternity - cast dancing shadows on surrounding surfaces.
granada lantern by l'aviva home

granada lantern

l'aviva home

these glass lanterns are made in a generations-old workshop in granada, spain. each piece is hand forged, and reflects the influence of moorish design that can be observed throughout the region. these pieces are also available in range of sizes + finishes on commission.
bolivian hammock by l'aviva home

bolivian hammock

l'aviva home

boldly patterned, supple + luxurious, these hamacas atadas are truly the last word as far as hammocks are concerned. long the traditional bed of the guarayo indians, their design has been fine-tuned over centuries. incorporating a series of successive pre-columbian techniques -- from the spinning of the thread, to the weaving and braiding of the design, to the crocheted detailing of the sides -- each hammock represents a month's-worth of skilled craftsmanship by women in the remote villages of the bolivian amazon.

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