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Follow an Africa Cloth to Peru and back

Posted June 1, 2020 @ 5:39pm | by Melanie

The rug design started with a visit to my friend Sam’s second home in Galisteo, NM. Sam introduced me to the magical area of the SW shortly after she had joined my Peru trip in 2009. Galisteo is a vibrant arts community near Santa Fe. Her adobe home was built by this colorful character Ken,...

 

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Textiles provide hope

Posted April 8, 2020 @ 12:49pm | by Melanie

In mid March, about the time the COVID-19 nightmare was starting to unfold…I was unsure of how to spend my Saturday, a day when I would normally have open studio at Northrup King. It was still at least a week shy of the stay at home order, yet the darkness was setting in. I had compiled a...

 

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Rug Layering

Posted October 21, 2019 @ 9:42am | by Melanie

I’ve been selling rugs in the market place since 1987. The Mpls Farmers Market was my retail start. It was quite a different market place back then. It was the place to be at the time, vibrant with an upscale appreciation for textiles. Being across from the International Market Square Design...

 

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Wari Culture

Posted August 1, 2018 @ 5:24pm | by Melanie

Wari CultureThe Wari culture headquarters was Ayacucho, Peru aprox 600-1000. The area has a rich textile history and it’s also where much of our design inspiration comes from today. This piece that we orginally recreated in the mid- nineties, (and are now repeating it as it’s timeless!) was...

 

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Rugs and Goya!

Posted August 25, 2017 @ 6:02pm | by Melanie

Rugs and Goya!I’ve been fortunate to have an opportunity to place our rugs in the home of a Twin City couple who are knowledgeable art collectors. My friend Jennifer Kranz has painted nearly every wall and ceiling in their home as well as painted custom oil and watercolor originals for the house. Jennifer...

 

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A Pre-Columbian Museum experience at the White Bear Art Center

Posted July 12, 2017 @ 5:27pm | by Melanie

A Pre-Columbian Museum experience at the White Bear Art CenterWhat a great exercise it was to convert the beautiful artful space, to a museum experience, for a ten day show. Peru has the largest collection of ancient textiles in the world and I have spent many hours over the course of three decades in those museums.The past year’s designs...

 

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