Tuesday, October 20, 2015
rwanda meets greece....
Today is a show and tell of some beautiful African fabrics. My amazing friend Katie spent a month in the summer in Rwanda volunteering with DODA. This non-profit organization teaches the widows and orphans who survived the Rwandan genocide how to sew and thus create a source of employment.
Very generously she gave me these gorgeous fabrics from the market in Kimironko. Trying in vain to tidy up, they were stacked against Anna Maria Horner's new collection of Loominous. AMH's fabrics are highly saturated woven cottons subtly shot with lurex inspired by the hand loomed pieces of her Greek family heritage. This turned out to be a happy accident of juxtaposition as these two groupings look great together!