The Mimbres textile collection was born out of a deep respect and long-standing appreciation for the eccentricities and one-of-a-kind nature of things that are handcrafted.
In a world where mass production has become the norm, several years ago we set out to present the work of the finest textile artists and craftsman from India and SE Asia. This has led to the pursuit of traditional and vintage textiles, but more importantly, the contemporary re-interpretation of age-old technique’s and motifs.
We have a keen interest in sustainable materials, including natural, plant-based dyes, organic cotton, flax, nettle and wild silk. In addition to presenting traditional hand-woven and block-printed textiles, we are strongly focused on expanding the horizons of various tie-dye techniques such as Bandhani, Shibori, clamp and dip dying.
Charles Galatis, Owner/Design Director, was a fledgling ceramicist when he enrolled in a weaving class many years ago at Goddard College in Vermont. This limited training in traditional hand weaving sparked a life-long love affair with hand–crafted textiles. In 2009, inspired by a long-delayed return visit to N. India, he founded Mimbres with the aim of only producing work that is handcrafted and of a very high Caliber.