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Deep dive into Common Texture’s artisan world – hand block printing in India

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Deep dive into Common Texture’s artisan world – hand block printing in India

At Common Texture the people and artisan communities we work with are at the core of our business. In this blog post we'd like to share about one of our favorite partners in India, Tharangini Studios, where ethical and eco-friendly practices in the art of hand block printing set them apart.

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Traditional Crafts from Brazil's Rainforest - The Kayapo Women

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Traditional Crafts from Brazil's Rainforest - The Kayapo Women

Common Texture is always on the lookout for traditional crafts and ethical home decor and accessories. In this blog article we share what we learned about the Kayapo women; their work, traditional crafts and life in Brazil's rainforest as part of the indigenous Kayapo tribe.

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Banana fiber bags - why we go bananas

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Banana fiber bags - why we go bananas

We love the natural look, color, strength and durability that comes with hand weaving a product with natural fiber. Another fact we love about the banana plant is that almost all parts of the plant are being used. Learn about the creation and people behind our handmade banana fiber bags.

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The ancient art of hand block printing and why we need to preserve this craft

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The ancient art of hand block printing and why we need to preserve this craft

During our stay in India we were surrounded by the most amazing textile arts, from weaving to silk painting and everything in between. The technique we really fell in love with was the traditional art of block printing. Traditional block print technique   There was a lot of opportunity to participate in courses and workshops all over India, after we had a few under our belt, we were bitten by the bug. We toured block printing studios all over the country during the early stages of Common Texture. Block Print is a technique steeped in history that dates back to...

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Traditional artisan handicrafts from Thailand - Chiang Mai Crafts Fair

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    Last week Common Texture traveled to Thailand to attend the Chiang Mai Crafts Fair. The spectacular weather was a great back drop for all that was on offer in this laid back city. The traditional craft of indigo dyeing First up were these lovely intricate indigo pieces. We captured the typical fabric dyeing technique used here called resist dye in indigo. Popular with women in hill tribe villages in Northern Thailand. This technique is like a fusion of block print discharge dyeing and Batik free hand patterns.The pattern seen in the video will eventually be the white sections...

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