Monday, July 12, 2010

Vietnamese Craft has Selvage Look

I bought this little square coaster on a recent trip to Block Island, Rhode Island. It was made in Vietnam using magazine pages and glue. It measures 4" x 4" and it's 1/4" thick. I paid $5. I've seen similar items for sale in museum shops. I think it has a look similar to that of selvages lined up together. Do you agree?

Interesting writing shows up a little bit. Several languages, it looks like. I don't see any English.

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8 comments:

creativedawn said...

Ooooo, it sure does...wow! I'm thinking of trying it to see...great idea!

hugz, Pam

Quilts and Cats said...

VERY interesting. I'd like to know how that was done. A true recycle project!

Stephanie said...

Clever. Yes, it has the selvedge look.

Linda said...

Very nice. Seeing your coaster made me recall how an aunt used to decorate a trash can. She would tightly roll pages from a catalog and glue them, individually in side-by-side vertical strips around the outside of a round can. Then, she'd cut a straight edge along the top and bottom. Made for a colorful room accessory. Thanks for the memory!

Nancy said...

Love these. I bought a few things like that at a Ten Thousand Villages store. It sure is recycling at its best when we can see where it came from.

Victoria said...

They carry these at our local Ten Thousand Villages store as well, and I am always attracted to them... very lovely.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Yes, they do have a similar look! I love the items they make from the rolled paper!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh wow, I LOVE that!