Today is a very special Show & Tell day. Not only is it the column's debut, but it's also a double feature (twice the textile amazingness, what's not to love?) Lauren & Genevieve are partners at the sublime Australian textile & furniture company, Walter G. First up was Lauren. By the way, what did you think of her gorgeous Rajasthani shepherd's jacket? Now it's Genevieve's turn and funny enough, she also chose a jacket for her most prized textile possession - great minds think alike!
"My favourite textile treasure is a little girl's jacket that I picked up in Bhuj, Gujarat. It is from one of the villages in Kutch (close-ish to the Pakistan border), totally hand embroidered by a mother for her little girl."
"I actually bought it in the hope that I will one day have a little girl of my own to dress it in. I think most people would think that I am jinxing my chances of ever having one now!" - Genevieve Fennel, Walter G
If you have any questions about this darling jacket, raise your hand (ie - leave a comment below) and Genevieve will do her best to answer.
Do you have something for Show & Tell?! If you have a really fabulous textile (anything from your bedding to a rug to an incredible pillow, etc etc etc) with an interesting story behind it that you'd like me to consider sharing in an upcoming edition of Show & Tell, please shoot me an email at info(at)clothandkind(dot)com with "Raising my hand for Show & Tell" in the title of the email. Kindly include a couple of hi-res photos and a brief description of your item. Please note that there are lots of kids in line for Show & Tell so I can't promise that everyone will get a turn, but will do my best to share a well-curated collection of the most interesting & inspiring textiles out there from all corners of this creative planet of ours.