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Here you will find other treasures we find dear.
  • the little love book ... by elyse poppers

    the little love book ... by elyse poppers

    $20.00

    In these days especially, we are happy to bring you 267 words of LOVE. 

    The Little Love Book was compiled and published by our dear friend Elyse Poppers. 

    It is a book of Sanskrit words for love in its many forms and their English translations... and it is AMAZING. 

    Sanskrit is an ancient language, wonderfully complex and yet fluid.

    "It is a language of sound, with a focus on the expression of essence - the intrinsic quality of a state or idea. It is believed that each sound and letter in Sanskrit contains a transmission of energy when spoken aloud or read silently." -EP 2017

    This is a beautiful piece to have in your home, or to give as a gift to just about anyone. 

    ID#EP160-5302TLLB

     

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  • "SCHOOL OF FISH" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features a school of tropical fish. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM023/KDJ520

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  • "NIGHT ANIMALS" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts the gentle spirits of the night. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM022/KDJ520

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  • "PEACOCK" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a preening peacock. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM021/KDJ520

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  • "FLOWERING TREE" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a flowering tree of life. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM020/KDJ520

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  • "NOAH'S ARK" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts Noah and his ark. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM019/KDJ520

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  • "THREE MERMAIDS" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features three mermaids (Haitian goddesses of rivers and streams). The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM018/KDJ520

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  • "MOTHER AND CHILD" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf depicts a mother and child. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM017/KDJ520

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  • "TRUMPETING ANGEL" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features an trumpeting angel. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM015/KDJ520

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  • "BLUE VEVE" HAND-PAINTED HAITIAN SILK SCARF

    $81.00

    This hand-painted Habotai silk scarf features traditional, delicate, and spiritual symbols of love and protection. The piece measures 35"x35". This scarf can be worn as an accessory or framed and hung on a wall.

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    Each scarf, made of white, hemmed 100% silk, is stretched tight on a frame and laid over an original pattern. The entire pattern is hand-copied onto the translucent silk in light pencil then retraced with a clear, washable liquid resist and laid in the sun to dry. Once dry, silk paint is carefully brushed between the lines of resist (this is where mistakes can easily get made from a slipped brush to a landing chicken.) The colors are heat-set by hand with charcoal-filled irons, then the resist is washed away to reveal a white, un-dyed line between each color. Each scarf takes an artist 2 days from start to finish. The designs are drawn from daily life, traditional spiritual symbols, and flora and fauna.

    ID#AFM014/KDJ520

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  • "LASIREN (MERMAID)" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a joyful mermaid. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM10/KDJ360
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  • "WOMAN GARDENING" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a woman harvesting in her vegetable garden. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM08/KDJ360
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  • "GREEN BIRDS FLOCK" HAITIAN EMBROIDERY

    $54.00

    This piece is a hand embroidered frame-able wall piece depicting a flock of tropical birds above a mountainscape. The piece measures 8"x10".

    Little known fact: Arielle, our Kojima assistant, has worked for an arts collective in Matènwa, Haiti for the past six years! She travels to Haiti several times a year to work side-by-side with these incredible artists. The forty-three "Atis Fanm," or Women Artists, specialize in traditional and non-traditional forms of artwork, including embroidery, scarf painting, printing, painting, and scratchboard. All artwork is by by hand in rural conditions so no two are exactly alike and many pieces exhibit handmade imperfections.

    When, decades back, the manufacture of cheap clothing took over Haitian industry, women as well as men worked the factories. There many learned to hand-embroider details and embellishments on fabric and passed the skill down to their daughters. The Atis Fanm took those basic skills used once to decorate simple hems and expanded them into bold, picturesque images of everyday life.  The artists embroider pillow shams and bright handbags as well as frame-able art.

    ID#AFM03/KDJ360
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