Posts Tagged ‘hemp’

Arhuaca mochila bags of Colombia

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I first noticed these cylindrical handwoven bags on a couple of delegates at the UN World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia. They looked unusually sturdy, very finely handwoven in wool, and all had unique and beautiful geometric patterns. A week later in Bogotá I realized they are actually quite common.

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In praise of hemp – as textile, as paper, as food source

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Seeing the above graphic on Facebook recently (source wasn’t credited) reignited my longstanding frustration over our global failure to switch (back) to hemp as a major source for textiles, paper and food. (This article is about the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant. See more comments on this at bottom.)

I use hemp fabric in my textile work, but I find it far too difficult to source.

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Space Rags

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Summer Glau in the (tragically) cancelled Firefly sci fi series by Joss Whedon. From gawker

Have you ever noticed that the further out you go in space and time—outer space and/or the far distant future—the more everyone is dressed like nomads, desert warriors, agrarian herders or medieval warriors… or Romans?

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