Mallorca has a history in crafts that goes back more than a hundred years. Tailor Tails has kept that essence and tradition bringing it closer to the pets’ world offering an alternative new style to the usual accessories for dogs providing. The fabric “llengos” is handmade in Mallorca with a very specific technique known as Ikat. It has an ancient history since there are designs from 500 BC in the area of Indonesia.
This technique came through the Silk Road and did consolidate in two countries France and Italy in Europe, where designs were created for royalty. Currently there are only three looms remain in Mallorca, Spain. It is a fabric made from natural fibers (linen and cotton) with different designs and highlighting the colors so typical of the Mediterranean.
Tailor Tails has different artisans which work with palm tree during the year around to preserve this tradition that is harder to find in the younger generations.
FROM THE PERU MOUNTAINS
The products are made in villages of the mountains of Peru.
Ciprian Fernandez was born in Huamanga, Ayacucho, is a master craftsman of second generation and is a specialist in embroidered fabrics.
AYACUCHO EMBROIDERY: 2,700 YEARS OF CRAFTS TEXTILE TRADITIONS
Textile art is the most important handicraft manifestation in Peru. It appears during the pre-ceramic archaic period (about 2000 BC), once man manages to tame cotton and fibers. The vestiges of textiles of greater relevance are those left by the Wari and Paracas cultures.
Nowadays, the fibers most used for weaving in the Peruvian sierra are those of alpaca, vicuña, llama and sheep, among others.
THE ALPACA FIBER
The alpaca is a camel that lives in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes. Peru has the largest alpaca population in the world and the highest fiber production standard.
TRADITION OF YARN
The yarn tradition dates back to the early days of the Andean civilization, and its artisanal production persists mainly on the coast and in the high areas of the sierra. Among the spinning products are mantles, rebozos, tablecloths, ponchos, napkins, carpets and curtains, among others.