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Recycled Sari Silk Curtains

Recycled Silk - Repair & Care

Recycled Silk - Repair & Care

Our upcycled silk curtains, magic skirts, and valances are made from recycled and repurposed materials. This means that minor blemishes, discolorations, pulls, and other imperfections are expected, and we at Mexicali Blues have long considered these variations “beauty marks” that add to the unique allure of each handcrafted garment.

Whether these beauty marks come from its past life as a sari, from the artisan’s hands that sewed the curtain together, or from your new life with it, here are some tips and tricks to care for your recycled silk curtains...

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Grateful Dead Inspired Curtains

Grateful Dead Inspired Curtains

How do you attribute meaning to something so intangible as a psychedelic combination of textures, colors, and patterns? How do you assign a color to a chameleon, curtains changing colors all the time? How do you define a piece of art? How do you tell such a complicated story with so few words? 

Then, our customer service wizard Melissa asked the important question… “What would Jerry do?” The answer was clear, written in the psychedelic songs of the Grateful Dead...

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Poetry in Action

Poetry in Action

When we released our new curtain colorways we asked you, our customers, to help us describe them with one rule and one rule only… no mention of any specific colors. “Why” you may ask? Each recycled silk curtain, just like each colorway, transcends colors, textures, and patterns. Each curtain is a hanging piece of art, a kaleidoscope of poetic possibility. 

You went above and beyond and we were blown away by the artistry of your answers...

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Silk Sari Stories

Silk Sari Stories

Your curtain has seen some things, and if it could speak each panel would have a sari story to tell. Starting off as a beautiful sari skirt, each panel’s six individual strips of fabric have lived many lives. Maybe it remembers rippling through an open-air market in New Delhi, swimming in a sea of people, the sounds of hustle and bustle mingling with the spicy-sweet smell of curry floating through the air. Maybe it remembers the scent of woodfire and home-cooked meals, and the neighborhood children and dogs that they fed. Maybe it remembers steeping cardamom, ginger, fennel, and clove with black tea to make spicy chai. Maybe it remembers sitting atop a train, fluttering through the air...

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