TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Textile Stamp Video and Oshiwa Namibia Project

Vintage Textile Stamp from Afghanistan

John Hopper posted this beautiful video on facebook and I just had to share it with all of you:

The video does a great job in showing how the textile stamps themselves are works of art.  Although created to be used as a tool, intricate designs demand excellent craftsmanship and an artistic eye.  Textile stamps can be used to print on fabric or paper and they can be used to press into clay, soap and even cookie dough! 

I am out of stock of the vintage Afghani stamps I have carried in the past (oh, there are a couple left in my Etsy shop), but I encourage you to explore Oshiwa's shop for their simple, but gorgeous African stamps.  Oshiwa is a fair trade workshop in Namibia and I am their North American representative.  They use wood grown in a sustainable forestry project and are in great need of your support.  The shop is fully stocked, so come and take a look!


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