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Telas de lenguas.

The traditional Majorcan fabric, known locally as “Telas de Lenguas” (fabric of flames) is distinguished for its simple geometrical patterns and motifs, lively colours and infinite range of tones, the design of which is based on a recopilation of the original fabric commonly used for years in island homes. Today these fabrics are now known and highly appreciated in many other countries around the world.

It is said that the origin of this fabric is oriental, a highly probable theory if we take into account that Majorca was once the central mooring site of ships transiting the commercial routes between Asia and Europe. In fact, the oriental “Ikats” are very similar to the Majorcan “Telas de Lenguas”; hand-dyed fabric, with a smudge-like, discontinuous pattern and lively, irregular colours. The passing of time has witnessed the evolution of these fabrics which are now considered as autoctonous, our very own.

The preparation of colours and patterns is performed by hand and from there the fabric is passed on to the mechanical loom; hence the irregular, imperfect design that distinguishes this fabric from its industrially produced counterparts. Natural, hand-dyed fibres such as cotton, linen, silk… an endless range of colours and patterns, ranging from classic to avant garde designs, are nowadays combined.

One of the traditional Marjocan houses specialised in these fabrics is Bujosa Textil

Looking at the photos you’ll see the cotton hank dyeing process which uses colours affording the maximum solidity and resistence. The range of colours available is infinite and they can provide almost any colour on request. I truly love this ancient Majorcan handcrafted fabrics!

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Es Castell.

Es Castell is a boutique hotel in a converted historic finca in rural Mallorca. The perfect hide-away “At night, the terrace of this elegant hotel is a near spiritual experience itself, with only your thoughts and the hum of cicadias to keep you company…

The hotel building dates from the XI Century and the property has been in the same family since the XV Century. As you enter Es Castell you step into a bygone era where the secrets of past generations are worn into the thick stone that makes up its walls.
Pass through the cobbled patio, past the medieval well in the courtyard and stop to admire the Almanzara or olive press, or take a walk through the gardens up to the pool, with its dazzle of bougainvillea, the al fresco terrace, where you are likeliest to have your meals, or the roof terrace.

This were time stands still and all your worries in life are slowly taken over by the beauty of nature, peace and quiet.

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Wild west.

I love Cowboy Boots and so does TONY MORA. For nearly 100 years they have been producing the famous TONY MORA cowboy boots.Through the years they have been developing new styles and fits and now are one of the world’s top cowboy boot manufacturer.

Their boots are made of high quality leather and natural materials such as python skin, alligator skin, ostrich skin or shark skin. Leather, linings, soles and heels: Each part of a TONY MORA cowboy boot is made out of top quality.

They employ the best Majorcan craftsmen shoemakers who carry out more than one hundred operations on each pair of TONY MORA boots to make them perfect. In addition they employ the Cowboy GoodYear System, which has made their boots so famous. That means the boots have double stitchings that guarantee maximum quality for a lifetime.

This small family business is committed to protect nature and the environment, thus the products are subject to rigorous control. Making sure, that all skins are from farmed animals so the wilderness is left intact. Every pair of boots carries a farm certificate.

I bought my pair at their fabric & outlet where you can hunt for special one off pieces as we did!

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