Call it post-modern folk art if you like, but John De Maya’s line of scarves, Flores Del Mundo, doesn't focus on the authenticity of one region's handmade crafts but instead patches together many. De Maya uses handmade cotton and wool swatches from all over the world, places like Nepal, Afghanistan, Morocco, Mexico, Spain and Guatemala, and throws them together into one wearable scarf. It's a limited edition of eight, and if you're lucky enough to snag one, just think of all of the many collective miles that fabric traveled to land on your neck.
First Look: John De Maya’s Scarves From Nepal, Afghanistan and Morocco
January 13, 2012