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Story of Govou Winter Collection

Story of Govou Winter Collection

WINTER COLLECTION IS MADE FROM THE TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN HUCUL TRIBE’S BLENDED WOOL. Over 60 years ago, these textiles were handwoven, following the traditional technique and patterned motifs by individuals from a Carpathian tribe called the Hercules. The repetitive native patterns and motifs bring out a certain elegant beauty on these simple, yet extraordinarily durable textiles.     The original Huculs wove blankets out of sheep’s wool in a village called Tiszaborkut. The textiles are made from all-natural materials such as real cotton, which results in a dense textile that can weigh up to six or more kilos. You will nd...

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LIIV.BLOG

LIIV.BLOG

Check out this  lliiv.blog, love it  :)  Behind Govou are the two ladies Emesa and Cinta, both with a backpack on experience in textile design and styling. With their label, they have set themselves the goal of creating incomparable pieces with an individual story. Their beautiful bed and table linen, soft stools, bags and tunics are made from unique, traditional linen fabrics. The partly antique, hand-woven vintage linen can be felt all over Europe and give them their very own face by coloring and sewing them in the traditional manner. The quality, durability and rarity of these traditional fabrics make the pieces of Govou individually unique and very exclusive. I personally especially...

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European antique linen

European antique linen

Each textile is made up of 100% pure linen, which were originally used as grain sacks.   These grain sacks were produced over 100 years ago on European farms to collect and bring grain to the mill. Each sack was hand woven from hemp with a distinctive pattern of stripes, showing which farm it belonged to,sometimes with a hand stitched monogram.   By nature, these textiles are extremely Eco-friendly! The hemp was naturally homegrown, retted in local lakes and ponds, and woven together by hand. The averageage of these textiles is 100 years.    

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