Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A piece of history

There's been a lot of talk about racial tensions in the US lately. One of our country's most famous racial rifts is that of Gee's Bend, the tiny Alabama town whose African-American residents were isolated when the ferry was taken away for decades.

While in isolation, generations of women in Gee's Bend created gorgeous colorful quilts that are now so famous, they've been honored in museum exhibits across the country.

Lamps Plus is currently honoring the women's designs with a group of ceramic home accessories that boast replicas of the artisan's intricate work. The collection, which is by Kathy Ireland, is on sale too making the frills $25 to $45 each.

Click here to check them out.

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