With Love, From Peru

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The textile tradition from the Andes region of Peru has been a longstanding one—in fact, some sources trace it back as far as 8000 BCE. From twining pieces by hand to working across a loom, from manipulating cotton onto alpaca and llama wool, these vibrant woven textiles not only carry cultural import, but an aesthetic one as well—one of bright, never-before-seen colors and patterns that amazed the Spanish as they crossed into the new world. Today, they have been entering another world—that of interior design, where schemes featuring the fabrics pop and play against modern additions. Weaving these elements into your home brings not only a brilliant spark of color, but a fascinating history carried across cultures and continents. Explore and discover the fabrics of the ancient Andes:

pillows

The prints on a pillow brings a dash of the unexpected, a burst of colorful lines among sleek ones.

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throw

The textile print provides the perfect casual pop of color among playful prints and decor.

textures

We love the varied mix of art and texture in this vibrant living space, where the textiles mesh in perfectly among fuzzy pieces.

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washed out

An intriguing alternative to bright dyes is a more faded look, with prints weaving into more neutral territory.

vividly-colored

We can't get enough of this couch bursting with all the energy and life the textiles provide, beside a streamlined finish.

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kitchen

Finally, a modern kitchen is transformed with multiple woven additions, in both fabric and baskets.

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