Handmade Mats

These are handmade mats by women on the island of Jamaica who learnt from very early on that “you have to turn you hands to make fashion” out of small seemingly useless bits and pieces of textiles that were either repurposed from old clothes in one’s house or that one got from dressmakers from left over fabric. Some see African retentions and the tradition of using striated materials in these bright colorful mats and tapestries.

Handmade mat

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Elaine Kleinbart says:

    Beautiful handcrafted mats
    The colors are lively and the fabrics
    are sumptuous
    I will mount the mat on the wall
    as an art piece

    Like

    1. jacqueline says:

      Thank you so much for your purchase and your kind words!

      Like

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