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Interior design ideas: African graphic textiles – in pictures.

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Interior design ideas: African graphic textiles – in pictures.

African prints are everywhere this summer, from trendy boutique Darkroom to House of Fraser and the V&A. We visit designers at work in Burkina Faso whose textiles are being made into cushions for sale.   The sun is scorching the courtyard in suburban ­Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, where Malian designer Boubacar Doumbia has set up a temporary workshop. Swatches of fabric from his new collection – hand-painted in intricate detail – are drying on the hot, dusty ground. A young assistant appears, bringing a bowl of mud. Deep grey, it has the consistency of custard and smells of river...

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Christmas Table Settings

Christmas Table Settings

The holidays are around the corner and soon you’ll be breaking out the Christmas decor and putting up your tree. Whether you are getting an early start this year or planning to wait to decorate, now is a great time to start figuring out how to decorate your home for Christmas.     I want to inspire your entertaining and table setting   My Holiday Home Shop will give you lots of Christmas decoration ideas and help you get your home into the holiday spirit!                

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Bogolan: The must Have

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Bogolan: The must Have

Bogolan, A Malian Fabric I like to discover the history of fabrics, textile techniques. I savor the details of the origins, the anchorage in the tradition. As for the bogolan, this Malian fabric, so characteristic and timeless. They are actually strips of fabrics sewn together and assembled to make a man’s suit or a woman’s loincloth. These cotton strips, more or less thick, are dyed with clay and natural elements: leaves, bark, etc. A technique used in Mali but also in Burkina Faso. Then there are special, strong, personal motifs. Bogolan, Un Tissu Malien J’aime découvrir l’histoire des tissus, des...

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10 Perfect Gift Baskets Ideas

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10 Perfect Gift Baskets Ideas

The perfect gift for the holidays,handcraft enthusiasts or your self.

Basket carry a special symbolism in Africa:

Friends give them to one another to celebrate millestones { weddings,births,ect.} and they are proudly displayed as a reflection of abundance in friendships, family and life.

All products are made by hand with love and very slightly in color and size.

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Selection of Baskets Available from Paniery

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Selection of Baskets Available from Paniery

A Wide Selection of Baskets Available from Paniery.

One can never have enough baskets in the home. They make one of the most useful and attractive storage solutions. 

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