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Arhuaca mochila bags of Colombia

April 13, 2014

Arhuaca mochila bags of Colombia

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.

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

August 7, 2012

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

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.

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Space Rags

October 19, 2008

Space Rags

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

Ever noticed that the farther out you go in space and time—Outer Space, and/or the far distant future—the more everyone is dressed like nomads or desert warriors or agrarian herders or medieval warriors..

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