Monday, July 30, 2012

Vintage and Ethnic Fabrics

It's been 4 months since the BIG move and I'm still stumbling over stuff. It's amazing how many items I disposed of before the move and still ... it's evident that more needs to go. So I decided to start listing on ebay again. I've just listed some Vintage and Ethnic fabrics.

There are African Wax prints such as these. 


And Kanga - rectangles with delightful borders around bold and colorful designs.

My research enlightened me that these are popular in East Africa for both clothing and other uses. They typically have a proverb or interesting saying printed in Swahili. I attempted to translate these with on-line translators, but met without success.

Don't these fabrics look enticing stacked like this?

My vintage listings include these:

Blue roses printed on Seersucker

a large scale design of Red, Red roses on Cotton
(this reminds me of the Wilendur prints)

and one of my favorites
this 1930s/40s/50s Barkcloth with a vibrant Asian design.

I hope to get more fabrics listed this week as well as some vintage linens and possibly some art pottery. If you're interested, please check them out. I sell under the name of dejavucreations.