Self-employed, together with my husband in our business Textile Gems TM, our handcrafted arts business--founded in 2002--creates jewelry and home decor items from vintage ethnic textiles. Generally, we sell
wholesale to museum shops but we also do a few retail shows during
May and October each year, here in New York City.
We are also avid collectors of unique vintage and and antique ethnic textiles from around the globe.
Our newest venture is Textile Gems TM Greeting Cards, and our card lines currently include 45 blank cards showcasing some of our favorite textile crops photographed from our collections. You can see them on this page.
Our mantra is: "Celebrating the Fibers of our Multicultural Lives."
This can be literal or interpretive. We love presenting uniquely beautiful textile crops in close-up formats which both showcase their artistry and also act as charming visual portals to learning about other cultures.
Our card lines can be ordered through our website. Contact us for availability of bracelets, textiles and other offerings. Most are one of a kind which we mainly sell through live events. We are also working on a line of scarves and iPad covers.