Thursday, January 6

Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles, begun in 1991 by Gillie Lightfoot, produces 100% cotton, hand-painted (read: no two are identical) textiles in both traditional African motifs and modern designs. Located in a fairly remote part of the country, Tribal Textiles offers employment opportunites to rural Zambians, increasing their quality of life and self-sufficiency.

Wall Hanging (image courtesy of Duvet (image courtesy of

Although the process sounds easy, I'm sure it's time-consuming. The end results, however, are beautiful. I gave some of these as presents, and the recipients were thrilled.