these handmade pillow covers combine tropical palm leaf, banana leaf, and monstera leaf prints with varied vibrant cording and the occasional geometric accent pattern in bold colors for a modern, palm springs-y look for your patio or sunroom.
idk why but i just remembered the fact that some grandpa’s have cotton handkerchiefs to repeatedly blow their nose in and then re-use after washing and im just?? who came up with this insanely disgusting idea
“My grandmother wove in me a tapestry that was impossible to unwind,” Vigo said. “Since then, I’ve dedicated my life to the sea, just as those who have come before me.”
Like the 23 women before her, Vigo has never made a penny from her work. She is bound by a sacred ‘Sea Oath’ that maintains that byssus should never be bought or sold.
Instead, Vigo explained that the only way to receive byssus is as a gift. […]
“Byssus doesn’t belong to me, but to everyone,” Vigo asserted. “Selling it would be like trying to profit from the sun or the tides.”
More recently, a Japanese businessman approached Vigo with an offer to purchase her most famous piece, ‘The Lion of Women’, for €2.5 million. It took Vigo four years to stitch the glimmering 45x45cm design with her fingernails, and she dedicated it to women everywhere.
“I told him, ‘Absolutely not’,” she declared. “The women of the world are not for sale.”