Traditional Inabel patterns are derived from the weaver’s everyday life experiences. Human images, plants (flowers, leaves, fruits, trees, seeds), and animals (birds, horses, goats, fishes, frogs, turtles) figure prominently in intricate weave designs.
More common, however, are the complex designs of stripes and geometric patterns that intermingle to create the impression of movement, flow, and form such as whirlwinds and whirlpools, ocean waves and the zigzag of rivers, and rainbows and stars that are observed in the weaver’s surroundings.
These enduring patterns, when transformed into functional textile products, evoke designs that are classic yet modern and fresh.
Inabel Shop’s curated collection of Inabel products is a testament to each artisan’s skill, artistry, and imagination.