vintage global textiles come in every texture and color you can imagine. Most often I find vintage hand made textiles in the form of apparel. Tribal and village garments from all parts of the world can be repurposed into new garments, purses, and home decor. Pictured above, the one of a kind bag was skillfully crafted using leather and a vintage Guatemalan huipil. Decorative and colorful, Guatemalan huipils (traditional tops worn by village women) make wonderful design elements.
photo: Stella Blue gallery
Scraps of vintage textiles are put to good use as small Christmas tree ornaments.. The corks are a clever way to immitate tree trunks.
photo: Sweet Chaos Home
Norwegianwoodonline does a fabulous job of repurposing vintage African indigo into on-trend bedroom pillows. Cozy and colorful, vintage African indigo has become a design staple.
Guatemalan huipils can be repurposed into many things. When a handmaker chooses a vintage huipil to create a one of a kind purse, it looks new as well as classic. The craftsmanship of a repurposed textile will never go out of style.
photo: the Stella Blue Gallery
Vintage Guatemalan textiles come from villages where women specialize in specific colors and patterns indigenous to the region. The most difficult part of any textile buying trip is trying to edit down what to buy. With so many beautiful textiles and people, it's never an easy to leave pieces behind.
photo: The Global Trunk
Morrissey Fabric is your one-stop source for vintage global fabrics. Be sure to visit my Etsy shop for a large selection of vintage textiles for your next design project.
photo: Loom brand