The Pink House by Rebecca Cole collection of artisan textiles champions textile traditions from Europe to Nigeria. Taking an innovative approach to using the beautiful striped and patterned woven strips, known as Aso-oké as a form of passementerie for interior design, textile designer Rebecca Cole has identified a way to support artisan weavers, dyers and embroiderers in the Yoruba region of Nigeria,
The Pink House by Rebecca Cole collection has taken these traditional textiles and introduced them to the interior design market as trims for upholstery and furnishings.
Rebecca has combined her love of pattern and texture to create a collection with four strands:
Woven Aso-oke in a collection of over 100 designs, some of these are vintage pieces and some woven from native silk.
Embroidered aso-oke, echoing the Yoruba traditions for traditional ceremonial clothing which is embellished with intricate freehand machine embroidery.
Hand block-printed border designs applied to simple Aso-oke strips or antique French bedlinen, combining Rebecca’s experience as a textile print designer and the traditions of cross-cultural print and weave.
The hand-dyed and starch-resist patterned textiles from the Yoruba textile tradition are also represented in the Pink House by Rebecca Cole Collection as art-quality digital wallpaper giving the effect of fabric walling. The wallpaper is printed to order.
The combination of Nigerian design traditions and Rebecca’s own background as a textile designer in the interior textiles industry has culminated in a rich collection of woven, embroidered and hand block printed border trims for upholstery and interior textiles.
Toad Gallery, 17 Langton Street, London, SW10 OJL
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