Makers Tales


The Pink House by Rebecca Cole collection champions artisan textile traditions from Europe and Nigeria. Taking an innovative approach to using Nigerian handwoven woven strips, as a form of passementerie for interior design, Rebecca Cole has identified a way to support artisan weavers, dyers and embroiderers in the Yoruba region of Nigeria.

 The Pink House by Rebecca Cole collection has taken these traditional textiles, re-thought them and introduced them to the interior design market as trims for upholstery and furnishings.

Rebecca has combined her love of pattern and texture to create a collection with three strands: Woven Aso-oké in a collection of over 100 designs, some are vintage pieces and some woven from native silk; Embroidered woven borders, echoing the Yoruba traditions for traditional ceremonial clothing, embellished with intricate freehand machine embroidery and hand block-printed border designs applied to simple hand-woven strips or vintage French linen. Rebecca’s experience as a textile print designer informs the curation of this collection encompassing traditions of cross-cultural print and weave. 

Traditional hand-dyed and starch-resist textile design from the Yoruba textile tradition is presented in the Pink House by Rebecca Cole Collection as art-quality digital wallpaper giving an illusion of fabric walling.