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Beni Ouarain Hendira

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

Beni Ouarain Hendira- We just get so amped when an unusual textile comes to us. This interesting tribal piece peaked our full attention. This gem is from Morocco! The owners bought it as a rug while in Morocco. We found they are frequently sold with actual rugs however they will last longer with little or […]

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Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

Kilim Rugs are flat woven textiles. The term KILIM is used to describe a WEFT-FACED textile. Wefts are the yarns in a rug that span horizontally on the rug as opposed yarns which traverse vertically in a rug. Kilim Rugs are called weft-faced because you see all weft yarns. A Kilim is flat because there […]

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Yei Navajo Style Rug

Navajo Rugs

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

Such a delightful rug. This beautiful textile is known as a Yei or Yei Bi Chei style of Navajo Rug. The intriguing Yei style rugs are strongly representative of Navajo ceremonies centered on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. The “Holy People” portrayed in Yei weavings communicate between the Navajo People and their gods, and […]

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Vintage Water Bag

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 No Comments

We cleaned a Vintage Water Bag today. When it’s owner brought it to us to see if we could clean it we couldn’t see any labels or markings. As we were dusting the branding, and descriptions were revealed. Now the Appell’s logo and slogan “Always a Cold Drink” along with “South African Water Bag” are […]

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