From custom handbags to wine country inspired gifts, next month’s Meet the Makers Holiday Marketplace will feature one-of-a-kind products created by the most talented makers around. Yet another maker who will share their craft with us is Halo and Swan, a unique shop that offers artisan textiles created with ancient printing techniques.
Halo and Swan’s textiles, mostly scarves and accessories, are made in India with certified organic fabric that is hand block-printed—the most ancient form of printing on fabric. First designed in North Carolina, Halo and Swan’s designs are then carved into wooden blocks and imprinted by hand onto each piece of cotton fabric. This incredible way of hand-forged production—with no machine ever used—creates pieces with exceptional soul and beauty, each their own story and personal touch.
Founder and stylist, Ella Zarum, finds design inspiration throughout the natural world and indigenous cultures from around the globe. With every piece handmade by the dignity of tradition, each scarf is unique and enriched by its painterliness, an artform that’s only attainable by hand. Additionally, Halo and Swan is committed to a humanitarian and ecological ecos, focusing on the the preservation of indigenous cultures and heritage.
Be sure to join us on November 24th to see Halo and Swan pieces in person—they will make the perfect gift for the storyteller in your life!