Textile Highlight: Sabra Silk | Centsational Type

I simply returned from a fast three day journey to the Coachella valley within the California desert. For those who noticed my Instagram tales, you already know I had just a few hours to browse the house decor and furnishings retailers within the space that features Palm Springs, Indio, Yucca Valley, Palm Desert, and Joshua Tree Nationwide Park. Desert fashion remains to be going sturdy, the impartial tones, natural textures, and woven supplies are nonetheless in demand particularly within the delicate desert tones that embrace clay, taupe, sage, blush, and terra cotta.

In a number of shops I observed textiles in sabra materials, principally pillows and tote luggage. All of them have been so pretty l I discovered myself eager for a sabra pillow or two so as to add to my sofas for the autumn. It’s been awhile since I wrote about textiles, however my latest go to to the desert impressed in the present day’s highlight!

What’s sabra you may ask? Sabra is sometimes called “cactus silk” though the fibers really come from agave which is a succulent, not a cactus. The leaves of the agave are harvested then dyed with botanical pigments. The threads are loomed into the silk after which embroidered patterns in geometric motifs are historically added.

The agave plant is native to Mexico however the materials are cultivated in Morocco, so a lot of the sabra textiles offered all over the world are sourced from Fes or Marrakech. It’s a textile that can be related to the desert bohemian fashion of decor so naturally the patterns pop up in dwelling decor retailers within the desert.

marr kett

blush & ochre

moroccan concept / aztec house

ottoman shop

blush & ochre


For those who’re pondering of including sabra silk cushions to your house, see the listing beneath for sources for pillow covers, rugs, and extra.


Sources for Sabra textiles:

Etsy shops


Blush & Ochre


Saffron & Spruce

Indigo & Saffron

Marr-Kett (Australia)

Aztec house (Australia)