Textile Highlight: Sabra Silk | Centsational Type

I simply returned from a fast three day journey to the Coachella valley within the California desert. In the event you noticed my Instagram tales, you recognize I had just a few hours to browse the house decor and furnishings outlets within the space that features Palm Springs, Indio, Yucca Valley, Palm Desert, and Joshua Tree Nationwide Park. Desert model continues to be going sturdy, the impartial tones, natural textures, and woven supplies are nonetheless in demand particularly within the smooth desert tones that embody clay, taupe, sage, blush, and terra cotta.

In a number of shops I observed textiles in sabra materials, largely pillows and tote baggage. All of them have been so beautiful 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 current go to to the desert impressed as we speak’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 many of the sabra textiles bought all over the world are sourced from Fes or Marrakech. It’s a textile that can be related to the desert bohemian model of decor so naturally the patterns pop up in house decor outlets within the desert.

marr kett

blush & ochre

moroccan concept / aztec house

ottoman shop

blush & ochre


In the event you’re pondering of including sabra silk cushions to your private home, see the checklist 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)