Chapter Two: Hunting for Textiles
For those who are wondering why I traveled to Fez, it’s because my job requires me to. Not bad, right? I have a Vintage Textile Studio located in Los Angeles called Kneeland Co., and I source vintage prints and textiles from around the world to be sold to fashion and interiors companies. I travel to different countries hunting and gathering some of the most exquisite and rare pieces that can be used for design inspiration. But as glamorous as it sounds, it’s a lot of hard work. Searching high and low for the best sources, negotiating price, and having to schlep all that stuff back can be tiresome. But I LOVE the thrill of the hunt and there is nothing that excites me more than finding something incredibly beautiful that I haven’t seen before. Morocco is a good place for that, as you’ll see below.
Total beauties, right?
This is a shawl made in the Berber villages of Morocco
A table covering made of silk thread
Weaving pillows and blankets
Loved the embroidery on this old skirt
This is a very old textile made for a pillow. I love the transition from the black background to the red.
There is so much inspiration in each of these pillows. This is the back of one - amazing stripes! The front side is covered in fringe and sequins.
Stay tuned for more! - Joanna