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Walter G – Sumptuous Tales of Textile Travellers

13 Mar

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Struck by the lack of colour in Australia and the western world, Sydney friends Lauren Bennett and Genevieve Fennel started Walter G in 2011.  Supplying a range of high end, handmade textiles and soft furnishings which are designed and made in India and Australia.

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“Upon returning from one of their many adventures, they looked down at their bags, overflowing with sumptuous textiles, and looked at each other and agreed that it was a little greedy of them to keep such treasures all to themselves.  They decided they must find a way to share them with the rest of the world.” – We are very glad you did!!

I love that you are introduced to the special artisans who are part of this creative process, whilst they may be based in India they are certainly part of the team that is Walter G. You get a little bit of history on each of the team. For example  you can meet Kantha the block printer who is boss (according to her hubby)!

Kantha

Meet Kantha

“Walter G endeavours to alter the common Western perception of these textiles as being ‘foreign’ and out-dated, to ‘inspired’ and of rich heritage, ensuring the survival of traditional textile techniques in the modern world.”

Here is a little sample of their offerings…. and if you have time you may want to check out their blog which is full of colourful inspiration with pictures of Indian streets, life, and fabric trimmings… if anything it brings a little colourful cheer into your day.

Jaipur Cushion

Jaipur Cushion

mirrored dowry

mirrored dowry

Squiggles Canvas

Squiggles Canvas

Buti Canvas

Buti Canvas

Harem Silk

Harem Silk

Dark Original Lady Lamp

Dark Original Lady Lamp

Plum Harlequin Geni Lamp

Plum Harlequin Geni Lamp

Dark Original Turban Shade

Dark Original Turban Shade

Cubed ottoman

Cubed ottoman

On with the colourful adventure………

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Art, Colour, Craft, Fabric, India, Interior Design, Travel

 

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2 responses to “Walter G – Sumptuous Tales of Textile Travellers

  1. belocchio

    March 14, 2013 at 1:51 am

    What a joy to see such beautiful and unique textiles. Bravo. Virginia

     
    • birdcagedesign

      March 14, 2013 at 6:50 am

      I am glad you enjoyed the post Virginia, thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂

       

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