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IKATS OF THE WORLD, JAPAN!

Japanese ikat, traditionally known as kasuri, is a beautiful example ( as are they all) of the way each culture where ikat exists has made it their own. Initially this weaving was done largely by daughters of farmers in the countryside, often using natural indigo.

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IKATS OF THE WORLD: INDIA!

The loin loom is one of the earliest and most ancient ways of weaving used by women throughout the world. In ancient India, it was considered a sacred act linking the rhythms of the human body through breath, prana or life force, to the weave.

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CONNECTING ARTISANS TO DESIGNERS

Much has been written about the revival of traditional techniques in Indian textile creation – from their adaptation to please a modern Indian aesthetic to their embellishment for the international market. Indeed, there is a hub of such activity in India, especially in the cities where top designers display garments inspired by traditional techniques, updated for a modern and urban clientele.

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WINTER WONDER BY: CAROLYN FRIEDHOFF

Winter days at Khazana are meditative. They are darker and quieter than sunny spring and fall days, when the windows open with the shop doors in the morning. They are colder than summer days, when the air conditioning blasts on high. Despite its stillness, the shop continues to draw inquisitive customers.

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LETTING THE SUNSHINE IN BY: CAROLYN FRIEDHOFF

Unless you’ve been hibernating in a windowless winter bunker, or vacationing south of the Mason Dixon line, you know that spring is upon the Midwest. Minnesotans, rejoice! Now is the time to congratulate ourselves for having survived the tundra temperatures, and to celebrate by indulging ourselves in the newly hospitable outdoors.

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THE SACRED SPACE OF THERESA HUTCH

On Thursday, October 26th, Theresa Hutch will be presenting her new White Sage Tarot Deck at Khazana during our Setting Up Sacred Space event. She will also talk about her creative process and the daily rituals that she has built to support it

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