New Arrivals | A Peace Treaty

Posted on April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Each season, A PEACE TREATY travels to a particular region and seeks out local village artisans to re-define an accessory, creating limited edition pieces in style unique colorways.

For the S/S 2011 season A PEACE TREATY presents ADIRE, an ode to the almost extinct resist dye processes of Yorube Adire textile making. Traditionally crafted by women artisans and entrepreneurs, Yoruba Adire textiles were indigo dyed cloths popular in Nigeria and parts of Western Africa. Challenged by the disappearance of these masterpieces, A PEACE TREATY traveled to one of the few existing places with a thriving indigo resist dye and hand block-printing industry - Rajasthan, India - to recreate these treasures of the past.

The making of ADIRE involved commissioning artisans to carve special wood blocks used for printing the negative form intrinsic to resist dye techniques. The result is a collection of luscious silks and silky cottons dyed on with natural and eco-friendly inks and dyes exhibiting varying processes like dabu and indigo dyeing, wood block-printing, and hand-weaving culminating in vibrant West African inspired designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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