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Five | Six Textiles: From Côte d’Ivoire, ‘Mindfully Crafted’ Bedspreads, Throws, and More

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Five | Six Textiles: From Côte d’Ivoire, ‘Mindfully Crafted’ Bedspreads, Throws, and More

July 15, 2019

An added perk of discovering homes we love enough to feature on our website: discovering under-the-radar products, brands, and craftspeople. Such was the case when I recently wrote about a meticulously restored flat in Manola Court, a Rudolph Schindler-designed apartment building in Los Angeles. In the bedroom with a killer view of Los Feliz was a bedspread with a killer design.

Turns out the bedspread is from Five | Six Textiles, a Brooklyn-based brand dedicated to preserving, in its own words, “mindfully crafted” heirloom textiles from the Côte d’Ivoire. The company was founded in 2016 by art researcher Emma Wingfield and designer Laine Henry, who enlisted a collective of master weavers and dyers from the village of Waraniéné, a community known for its textiles tradition.

Here’s a sampling of their products (now officially on our radar):

The designs are collaborations. Winfield and Henry bring Dyula motifs they find via scholarly archives and museum collections to the weavers, who then reimagine and update them. The Waraniéné Marron Bedspread is $500.
Above: The designs are collaborations. Winfield and Henry bring Dyula motifs they find via scholarly archives and museum collections to the weavers, who then reimagine and update them. The Waraniéné Marron Bedspread is $500.
Each piece takes anywhere from one to five days to complete. The durable cotton fabric is pet-friendly. The Adjoukrou Throw is $200.
Above: Each piece takes anywhere from one to five days to complete. The durable cotton fabric is pet-friendly. The Adjoukrou Throw is $200.
Even a tonal piece feels intricate and interesting thanks to expert weaving. The Artisanal Bedspread is $500.
Above: Even a tonal piece feels intricate and interesting thanks to expert weaving. The Artisanal Bedspread is $500.
A Framed Dyula Textile is $250.
Above: A Framed Dyula Textile is $250.
Five | Six also sells pillows, including this cheery Djanangala Pillow; $90 without insert.
Above: Five | Six also sells pillows, including this cheery Djanangala Pillow; $90 without insert.
The five-inch square Nori Nori Cocktail Napkins would also make great coasters; $30 for a set of 4.
Above: The five-inch square Nori Nori Cocktail Napkins would also make great coasters; $30 for a set of 4.

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