Saye Gosha or Segusha Embroidery

One of the first embroideries I saw from Afghanistan were these wildly embroidered v-shaped strips that were intensely stitched. I was intrigued by the shape and at that time, was told that these were used to decorate bedding rolls when they were not in use. Later, I learned that ...

Blog, Textiles / 12-08-2013 / 1 Comment »
Vintage textile stamps

Textile Stamps

Printing fabric manually still thrives as an art all over Asia, including Afghanistan. Carving the blocks is as much an art as the printing process they are used for. Over time, the blocks become damaged with wear and tear and are no longer useful to the workshops. But, for many of ...

Time

by A. Abdul Wardak It's like water that runs through the river of existence, through the valley of life, never to return. It's like the flowers of spring that become dust among other dusts, never to be found again. It's like the rolling waves--an end and a beginning that ...

Bead and Button Show 2013

  . The Bead&Button Show is the largest jewelry and bead show in the world! Over 370 vendors will be selling one-of-a kind finished jewelry plus precious gems, pearls, art beads, gold and silver, beading supplies and books. The show will also feature a juried exhibit ...

Beads, Blog / 05-28-2013 / No Comments »