|A classic wool and silk shawl from the Avani co-operative in northern India. |
The artisans live close to the Tibetan border where the Himalayas are clearly visible.
Our first solution was to take advantage of some of the many colourful spaces on Granville Island. The island has many converted warehouses from shipbuilding. Our stores are both located in the Net Loft which was where the fishing nets were repaired and hung. When our store first opened in 1987 there was still a faint reminder of all the fishy-ness that used to be here.
|Another wool/silk shawl from the Avani|
co-operative in gorgeous reds.
Then, very suddenly and quickly, the rain stopped, the skies opened up and the sun came out. OMG!
We packed our gear, abandoned the car park and scampered outside. Granville Island has lots of corrugated metal which is painted wonderful colours. Some of buildings exactly matched our shawls. What luck.
|A mult-warp masterpiece from Bengal woven in silk and cotton.|
|Some rare sun picks out the details on a silk shawl.|
Made from two wild silks; tussar and eri; and hand embroidered
with cotton motifs this shawls is a cozy wrap to keep out the cold.
|Charllotte and Sophena work together to get the look perfect on a|
a Bengal weave. This one is a combination of two wild silks: eri and tussar.
See our completed promo here. Our thanks to the weather for co-operating!