Textile Highlight: Sabra Silk | Centsational Model

I simply returned from a fast three day journey to the Coachella valley within the California desert. For those who noticed my Instagram tales, I had a couple of 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 model remains to be going sturdy, the impartial tones, natural textures, and woven supplies are nonetheless in demand particularly within the comfortable desert tones that embody clay, taupe, sage, blush, and terra cotta.

In a number of shops I seen textiles in sabra materials, largely pillows and tote luggage. 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 in the present day’s highlight!

What’s sabra you may ask? Sabra is also known as “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 also be related to the desert bohemian model of decor so naturally the patterns pop up in house decor retailers within the desert.

marr kett

blush & ochre

moroccan concept / aztec house

ottoman shop

blush & ochre


For those who’re considering of including sabra silk cushions to your own home, see the record 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)