A traditional style of embroidery from India, chikan involves a process where patterns are block-printed onto pieces of clothing before being embroidered. Uma Tripathi designs this shawl, which is woven from cotton and silk blend fibers in a champagne color with beautiful floral chikan embroidery in indigo.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.