Welcome

These pages are about the traditional textiles that I have encountered in my travels over the last 16 years.

(If you are looking for Textile Trails market sales in Perth, please visit facebook.com/textiletrails. For online sales, visit ranaclothing.com.au)

In the menu above, I have grouped entries by region, country, and then by ethnicity, location or technique. Having just returned from my first visit to South and Central America, I will eventually be adding Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala. The Techniques page goes into the nitty-gritty of how some textiles are produced, and Resources lists books and websites to help you explore further.

I have uploaded many full-resolution photos so that those of you who are like me in wanting to see every detail of how textiles are made can enlarge them. Please respect the copyright in these images and ask me if you want to use them, or credit me if you re-pin them. I haven’t added watermarks because I want you to enjoy their beauty unblemished.

I am now back in Australia after 2 1/2 years of volunteering and travelling, and the faster internet here means I am slowly making inroads into the backlog of photos and videos that I am looking forward to sharing with you! To be alerted when I publish, please subscribe by email or RSS.

In the meantime, please enjoy browsing through the wonderful textiles I saw in SE Asia, beautiful weaving from Bhutan and dazzling embroidery from Kutch.

To see where your explorations are taking you, use the black menu bar at the top. For a sampler slideshow visit Taster. Or to leap straight in, click on an image below to visit a related post: