Heirlooms
Posted on April 20th, 2021 by paularath

Many textile scholars claim that the art of textile weaving began in Peru. Having heard several lectures in Santa Fe in the ’90s, and read a few magazine articles on the subject, I have come to believe this may well be true. So when our Antarctica cruise stopped at the Peruvian port of Pisco, I
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Posted on March 21st, 2021 by paularath

This safari skirt may look like something I wore when living in Botswana and visiting the elephants in the Okavango Delta. Far from it! In those lean years, my ex-husband and I didn’t have enough money to buy gas to get to the Okavango Delta. This skirt has a different story.  It joined my wardrobe
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Posted on February 16th, 2021 by paularath

It was a mistake to go to a traditional Nigerian tailor in Lagos – a man – to have my special maternity dress made. What’s worse, I neglected to ask him if he was a father. Clearly he was not. Or he would have had a more realistic take on how a woman’s tummy grows
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Posted on January 13th, 2021 by paularath

After ten months of COVID-19 and the changes we have made to the way we are living, our closets probably look (or at least feel) quite different to us. We are undoubtedly doing a lot more shopping in our closets now, and when we do seek something fresh and new, I hope we are seeking
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Posted on January 6th, 2021 by paularath

Before shopping for a quality garment, there are a few helpful questions to ask yourself: How does it feel? If it feels rough or scratchy or it pokes, squishes or prods your body, don’t buy it. A wool sweater may itch. A sexy bra may cut into your shoulders or boobs. A polyester shirt may
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