Simple Gifts

by - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Organic cotton bedding. Naturally dyed and blockprinted by hand - transform a bed into a masterpiece. Available in all traditional bed sizes and also as pillow cases, napkins, tablecloths and cushion covers. We have the famous ajrakh prints and also patterns made by the dabu mud-resist process.

Prices range from $5.95 for napkins to $179.95 for complete king-size duvet covers.

Possibly the highest-quality embroidery being done today, artisans of the KMVS cooperative in the Kutch desert of India embellish shoulder bags, clutch bags, coin purses, eyeglass cases, cushion covers and other items. Many artisans proudly boast that their stitches will outlive the fabric. Make a statement with colour, pattern, and detail.

Prices range from $19.95 for coin purses to $98.95 for shoulder bags

The finest Jaipur silver is wrought into elegant and ornate jewelry by master craftspeople. Dazzle or beguile with a sparkle, shimmer, or glint. Bracelets, earings, pendants, necklaces in traditional, antique and new styles.

Prices range from 19.95 for simple settings to $450 for elaborate works.

Leatherwork from the Artisan's Alliance of Jawaja. Inspired when almost every member of the Vancouver audience held up one of their bags during the 2009 Textile Symposium, this group has sent new designs representing some of the finest work the cooperative has ever done.

Prices range from $16.95 for coin pouches to $198.95 for their luggage-size travel bag.

An informed selection of books. We are becoming known for our books - and not just our extensive collection of titles on textiles and techniques. Maiwa is growing a reputation for titles on travel, ethics, creativity, photography and culture. We often see outstanding books on our travels which we then source out and bring to you. A select few of our titles are purchased directly and are unavailable anywhere else.

Books range from pocket-size to large format photography and illustration.

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