Madly rushing to get ready for the National Home Show, but I just had to share this image my friend Sue, who runs a venture called Indigenous Crafts from Bolivia, just sent me. It’s of a wallhanging done by an artisan from Artesania Sorata (AS), a Bolivian fair trade group that specializes in alpaca that is spun by hand and dyed with natural dyes to make – in addition to the hangings - beautiful hats, mittens, mitten and scarves. The wall hangings are made with alpaca (for the stitched areas) and another blended textile called vayetta is used for the appliquedéd sections and the background. The pastoral themes reflect Bolivia's Aymaran culture, everyday life and their "earth-centered" spirituality. Interesting, no? And pretty. More on this later. In the meantime, check out the website for shows and events at which these wares will be on sale. And I'll see ya at the home show, k?