Santa Fe, New Mexico it was …

We had a great time in Santa Fe at the International Folk Art Market representing Jamaica and showcasing the paintings of Kemel Leeford Rankine.

Authentic Jamaican Embroidery

The Allsides Embroiderers have had a long and distinguished history on the island of Jamaica and 2017 marks one hundred years since the group has been in existence. All Sides was formed as a means of economic uplift for rural women. The thinking behind the group was that if materials were provided to women, then…

Shanties

shan·ty (shàn¹tê) noun plural shan·ties A roughly built, often ramshackle cabin; a shack. We are super proud of our new line of gorgeous hand-made wooden shacks and shanties which are the perfect pieces to add that touch of Caribbean flavor to your home.  The shack and shanty has a long history as part of Jamaican vernacular architecture. The…

Creole

Creole Also — crioulo, criollo, creolo, créole, kriolu, criol, kreyol, kreol, kriol, krio, etc. — In the Caribbean, the term is used to indicate the mixture of peoples, languages and cultures that came to form the modern-day descendants of the Caribbean. And, of course, the various art forms that came out of that mixture. Here…

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…