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We are proud to introduce The Poolside Collection. Our fifth major group of patterns is now available in both fabric by the yard, wallpaper, pillows and baskets, just in time for spring!
Threads of Life is another of my favorite places in Bali because it is a fair trade business that uses culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. The heirloom-quality textiles they commission are made with local materials and natural dyes and are absolutely beautiful works of art. With the proceeds from the Threads of Life gallery, they help weavers to form independent cooperatives and to manage their resources sustainably. In every market and from every beach vendor these days you can get cheap machine made Ikat but here you can get the real thing and support the artisans who made it.
We spent three weeks in February in Indonesia, researching and gathering inspiration. Tirta Empul is my favorite temple in Bali that I have seen so far. The sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and have curative properties. An inscription dates the founding of a temple at the site to 926 AD. I love all of the colorful flower petals floating in the pools from the offerings.