Friday, January 20, 2017

Clothing Sample Sale & End of Run Fabric Sale


MAIWA'S FAMOUS CLOTHING SAMPLE SALE IS HERE WITH A NEW ADDITION!


CLOTHING SAMPLE SALE


Racks of one-of-a-kind clothing production samples at astonishing prices!

EVERYTHING BETWEEN $25 AND $75

Clothing sample sale at the main Maiwa store
on Granville Island in the Net Loft.

{All items are as is - final sale}
In Store Only

Sale starts 10am on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.


Cannot be combined with other offers.



END OF RUN FABRIC SALE


Fabric from Maiwa's India Studio!

ALL PIECES BETWEEN $5 AND $20

1/2 meter - 2 meter pieces of:
Blockprinted, Handwoven, and Naturally Dyed fabrics
at Maiwa Supply on Granville Island in the Net Loft.

{All items are as is - final sale}
In Store Only

Sale starts 10am on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.


Cannot be combined with other offers.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

It's the Final Week of Simple Gifts!

Simple Gifts Week 4 is Here
Visit MAIWA on Granville Island in Vancouver
December 19-23 from 10am to 7pm
and December 24 10am to 5pm
and receive 20% off all scarves and shawls
purchased in store.

For yourself or someone on your list.

Discount does not apply to previously purchased items.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

20% Off All Bags, Wallets & Pouches

The Third Week of Simple Gifts is Here

Visit MAIWA on Granville Island in Vancouver
December 12th - December 18th, 2016 between 10am and 7pm
and receive 20% off all bags, wallets, and pouches purchased in store.

Discount does not apply to previously purchased items.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

20% Off All Embroidery - Simple Gifts Week 2

THE SECOND WEEK OF SIMPLE GIFTS IS ON NOW

Visit MAIWA on Granville Island in Vancouver December 5 - December 11, 2016 between 10am and 7pm and receive 20% off all embroidery purchased in store.

Discount does not apply to previously purchased items.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

20% Off All Clothing - Simple Gifts Week 1

 THE FIRST WEEK OF SIMPLE GIFTS BEGINS!


Visit MAIWA on Granville Island in Vancouver November 28 - December 4, 2016
between 10am and 7pm and receive 20% off all clothing purchased in store.

For yourself or someone on your list.

Discount does not apply to previously purchased items.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Return to the Banjara – Madhya Pradesh



Maiwa is on the road travelling through Madhya Pradesh right now. One of the goals of this trip is to return to Banjara villages where we photographed people, examined their textiles and interviewed them about Banjara culture. As we do we are giving copies of the book back to the people who were invaluable in our research.


One of the most satisfying aspects of this journey has been seeing the women look through the book and ask questions about Banjara in other areas. It is also interesting to see the women look through and spot textiles and objects that they know.

Above is Chanubai receiving a copy of the book in Madhya Pradesh and below when we met her two years ago in 2014. Among the most interesting objects that were were able to track down was the Chunda. Chanubai modelled it for us in her village and explained how the threads on the bottom are braided into the hair so that the stick stands straight up. We found out on this trip that the woman who spent the 2 hours necessary to actually braid the chunda into her hair was closely related to the women of this village.


At our lecture this was one of the biggest questions: How will the Banjara react to see themselves and their culture in the book? The answer so far has been that the book has been received with a quiet amazement. There is always a group of people who gather when we enter a village and when the book is presented there is a great interaction as the pages are slowly turned and the images are reviewed. Sometimes a group in a village can be very high energy - but so far the book has been a kind of talisman, channeling a deep fascination with the larger question of who the Banjara are.



We also had a good encounter with an ernest young Banjara man. He wanted to know if the book could be made available in Hindi so that the more literate members of the village could read it. We have felt this need before and we would like to make it happen for the Banjara.

The book is available to order in the Maiwa Online store. It is also available at international online sellers such as amazon.com

The maiwa team on this trip are posting to instagram with the hashtag #maiwaontheroad Tim McLaughlin can be found on instagram at @tmcltmcl.



Thursday, November 3, 2016

Maiwa on the Road - Giving Back


Maiwa is on the road again. We are in India working on a rather epic journey that will take us to both coasts and down the lower two thirds of the subcontinent. On this trip one of our goals is to give copies of our book Textiles of the Banjara back to members of the Banjara community, especially those individuals who appear in the book or who made a large contribution to our research.

Our first stop on this project was an encampment located about an hour south of Jaipur. Bapu is a Banjara man who helped us quite a bit in this area.


When we explained to Bapu that we wanted to return to his community and present him with a book, he was puzzled: "Why? Banjara are labour."  So we explained that most of the Banjara in the book also worked as labour. Still the Banjara culture is very very important.

It was a pleasant visit with Bapu's community. We arrived at mid-day. Everyone was calm and the book was handled with great care. We all felt a sense of deep happiness to be able to make this  gesture to their community.

We will be posting more about our trip when time (and our internet connection) permits. If you follow instagram check our #maiwaontheroad.

The book Textiles of the Banjara is available throughout North America and Europe. We sell it in the Maiwa Online Store.