Talitha Print in Fes.
As of now * I plan to feature this print on just the Silk Tee (last 2 pics...worn with my Rowena Sartin Skirted Shorts!).
This print was developed from a fragment of a vintage Berber weaving that I purchased from Joanna. I just love the colors of this print, and they are in fact quite different from those of the original textile. Joanna brought the original weaving to Los Angeles all the way from Morocco. It seemed somewhat fitting to name this print after jet-setter Talitha Getty, who resided in Morocco for a period of time, and was married to John Paul Getty Jr.
I love that this textile from thousands of miles away somehow ended up in my hands. Who was the maker? Man or woman? Could they still be living? What were they thinking about when they made it? I'm sure they never imagined in their wildest dreams that some woman living in Los Angeles would give their textile new life through the technology of digital printing. Would they approve of what I've done? I'm not sure.
But, I am intrigued with the idea of taking something traditional, beautiful, old, fragile and unique (that in it's current state would perhaps be used for decorative purposes or carefully stashed away, unseen) and transforming it into something modern, useful, more durable, that many individuals might enjoy and hopefully still find beauty in.
Necklace worn throughout: Dream Collective/ Kathryn Bentley. Available here.
(*But if you like it as pictured on the Dolman Dress, please let me know-and I can make one for you.)