Photos courtesy of St. Frank
My friend Christina Bryant is full of wanderlust and a creative spirit. After years of traveling and teaching in under-served countries, she began to accumulate a collection of unique ethnic Textiles. Seeing an interest in culturally-diverse interiors and crafts emerge, Christina started her company St. Frank, to support Fair Trade artisans working in their traditional styles, offering something unique and different to the American home decor market. Starting out with framed textiles matted in chic minimal lucite box frames, her collection of finds has evolved, and she now creates indigo pillows from vintage West African and Indian textiles, has baby Alpaca throws woven in Peru, coasters woven in Rwanda, and framed textiles from Senegal, Turkey, and India. Proving that textiles from African Kuba Cloth to Suzanis from Uzbekistan can add so much to the walls of a space, the pieces she creates provides rich texture and colorful pattern, and can be used to great effect when hung as a standalone piece or in multiples. She recently culled these special finds and opened a flagship San Francisco shop, located at 3665 Sacramento Street. Ahead, explore the diverse array of beautiful artisan pieces she has gathered to share in such a stylish way.
Assorted Suzani and indigo pillows and a wide array of books on faraway destinations awaits
Items from near and far brought together by color palette
A moody black and white wallpaper sets the scene for a rustic farm table and framed Aztek textile
In the back, a playful animal adorned textile holds sway over books and smaller decorative objects that mix cultures and crafts
There's something charming about this moment, with everything miniature
African Juju Hats and framed Moroccan wedding blanket fragments create a wall with a wow factor
There's something for everyone, and an alluring new addition added on a frequent basis.