Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kelgwo Organic Weave

Kelgwo is a small textile art atelier in Chiloe island, south of Chile in South America. The designers work with local wool, which is hand spun and dyed only with local plants and roots following ancient techniques- white and grey are the natural colors of the sheep. And the result is these beautifully woven pieces that look like they are from another realm altogether. Many of their creations can be worn several ways, as with the Open Weave Dress pictured above - it can be made shorter or longer and as a top with a hood, all depending on where you put your arms through the weave. FUN !
Check out all their dimension defying designs, like shawls, scarves, tops, coats and even table wear @ http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5356938 .

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