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Narrative textiles like this one feature folkloric woodland critters and other rural images associated with this green and pleasant land.
Burberry and Valentino used the mirror work featured in these Shisha embroidery fabrics in their fall 2015 collections. The look hit London in the 1960s, as an element of haute-bohemian style.
3. United States
These improvisations—named after Gee’s Bend, the Alabama community from which most originated—use household remnants including corduroy and denim; many hang in museums.
This cotton cloth gets its look when a paste of rice and bran that resists dye is pushed through painstakingly cut mulberry-paper stencils (often resembling chrysanthemums or abstracted birds).
This example of the region’s lustrous, silk-on-cotton embroidered coverlets exemplifies a traditional style that endured despite Soviet attempts to force makers to incorporate political motifs like the hammer-and-sickle.
Used for dance skirts and ceremonial fabrics, this kind of raffia features inventive geometric patterns embroidered into cloth then snipped to produce a plush velvet finish.
7. Southeast Asia
This sort of textile, associated with the peripatetic Hill people of Vietnam and Thailand, is distinguished by rows of neon-bright stitches in silk or cotton.
8. West Africa
Strip cloth, named for the bands of hand-woven cloth sewn together to form a larger textile, comes in many styles and colours.
These bold, marketable designs—densely embroidered with fanciful birds, deer and flora—were born of a devastating drought in the 1960s, when resourceful women reimagined ancient motifs.