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World of Interiors: Book Review

World of Interiors: Book Review

The World of Interiors is one of our go-to magazines for inspiration in textiles, arts, and culture. So we were quite proud to see that noted author and anthropologist Nigel Barley reviewed our latest book Textiles of the Banjara. The review is on page 100 in the October 2016 issue.

We liked the review so much we contacted World of Interiors and asked for permission to reproduce it here. We'd like to extend our appreciation to both World of Interiors and Nigel Barley.

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Montecristo Magazine: Maiwa — Threads of Language

Maiwa is more than just a store, though—beyond scarves and blankets, Kwon is in the business of selling stories, and selling pieces of art that are labours of love, not labours of necessity. Each dye pattern or set of stitching is its own dialect; the textile pieces are statements from the hands of their makers. The items sold at Maiwa are lover letters written in cotton or sealed with indigo, while Kwon and her team take the role of the postman, delivering each precious message faithfully to the homes of those ready and eager to listen.

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Shadbolt Community Scholars

The Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SFU has asked Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin to be two of six individuals who will take on the role of Shadbolt Community Scholars.

The Shadbold Fellowship honours the belief in art and craft championed by west coast artists Doris and Jack Shadbolt.

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Charllotte Kwon receives an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Fraser Valley

Charllotte Kwon receives an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Fraser Valley

On Thursday June 12th Charllotte Kwon, owner of Maiwa Handprints and founder of the Maiwa Foundation, received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley for her work empowering artisans from developing nations and battling poverty by providing a market for their traditional crafts.

 

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