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Rayela Art- Fiber Art and Vintage Ethnic Textiles

Kentucky, United States · 1682 Sales

rayela

Rayela Art- Fiber Art and Vintage Ethnic Textiles

Kentucky, United States 1682 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Welcome to Rayela Art, the perfect stop for textile addicts. I sew and sell imported textiles, fabric and remnants. My website and blog, www.rayela.com, focuses on cultural traditions and fiber artists. Rayela Art's on Facebook! Like it and get regular updates!

Also visit my friends: oshiwa.etsy.com (African printing stamps), AfghanTribalArts.etsy.com (tribal jewelry/textiles). Oshiwa and Afghan Tribal Arts are housed in my home and combined shipping can be made between those two and Rayela Art.

We are all proud members of the TAFA Team! Visit our blog for the best textiles and fiber art on Etsy: www.tafateam.blogspot.com. TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a project of Rayela Art: www.tafalist.com. We have over 500 members from 44 countries. Half have shops here on Etsy.

Do a search on Etsy for 'TAFA' and be prepared for an amazing display of textiles, garments, accessories and more. We aim to be THE destination on Etsy for the best in handmade textiles and fiber art.

Hablo Espanol - Falo Portugues! I ship worldwide. Search within the shop by price or keyword (country or origin, pillow, suzani, etc.) Free shipping on purchases over $100 in the US! (Please check with me first on International orders).
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"My holy of holies is the human body, health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love, and the most absolute freedom imaginable, freedom from violence and lies, no matter what form the latter two take. Such is the program I would adhere to if I were a major artist."
-Anton Chekhov, 1888

Announcement

Welcome to Rayela Art, the perfect stop for textile addicts. I sew and sell imported textiles, fabric and remnants. My website and blog, www.rayela.com, focuses on cultural traditions and fiber artists. Rayela Art's on Facebook! Like it and get regular updates!

Also visit my friends: oshiwa.etsy.com (African printing stamps), AfghanTribalArts.etsy.com (tribal jewelry/textiles). Oshiwa and Afghan Tribal Arts are housed in my home and combined shipping can be made between those two and Rayela Art.

We are all proud members of the TAFA Team! Visit our blog for the best textiles and fiber art on Etsy: www.tafateam.blogspot.com. TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a project of Rayela Art: www.tafalist.com. We have over 500 members from 44 countries. Half have shops here on Etsy.

Do a search on Etsy for 'TAFA' and be prepared for an amazing display of textiles, garments, accessories and more. We aim to be THE destination on Etsy for the best in handmade textiles and fiber art.

Hablo Espanol - Falo Portugues! I ship worldwide. Search within the shop by price or keyword (country or origin, pillow, suzani, etc.) Free shipping on purchases over $100 in the US! (Please check with me first on International orders).
________________________________

"My holy of holies is the human body, health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love, and the most absolute freedom imaginable, freedom from violence and lies, no matter what form the latter two take. Such is the program I would adhere to if I were a major artist."
-Anton Chekhov, 1888

Rachel Biel

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Rachel Biel

Prairie Point Pillow, 16 inches, Mustard 3
US$60.00
Prairie Point Pillow, 16 inches, Mustard 2
US$60.00
A Yo-Yo Textile: Garden Greens
US$370.00
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Michelle

Michelle on Oct 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous, condition and quality just as described. Thank you so much.

Liora Bellydance

Liora Bellydance on Jan 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful textile--thanks so much! :)

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About

Rayela Art: Textiles and supplies from around the world.

I've worked with ethnic crafts since 1988 in a variety of retail capacties and as a technical assistant to artists and small importers. My main focus has been in how crafts can contribute to economic development and allow people to live and work in their communities doing what they love and receiving fair wages. I support fair trade, using recycled materials, and working towards sustainable practices in all aspects of our lives. I now focus on textiles and fiber art as the place where this discussion starts. These themes are at the core of my website and blog: www.rayela.com.

I sold on eBay for many years, starting back in the day when everyone was on dial-up and real photos had to be scanned as digital cameras were horribly expensive. I got in on Etsy in its second year and have watched it grow and morph into what it is today. I think it is the best marketplace on the web although it can no longer boast that its main focus is on handmade crafts or art. (There is A LOT of commercial junk here to wade through!)

I sell vintage ethnic textiles, handmade supplies and things that I make in my shop here.

In 2010, I launched an organization called TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List, www.tafalist.com. Half of our members have Etsy shops and I am proud to say that they shine in their work. We have a team here and you can search our products on Etsy by entering the word 'TAFA'. They will knock your socks off!

In January, 2014, I launched a second site, Artizan Made: www.artizanmade.com. This site is a collective of shops, mostly Etsy ones, which capture the true meaning of handmade. They are invited to join based on the quality and originality of their products. Many have social missions and its become a wonderful group.

Questions? Send me a convo and I'll happily answer. Thank you for your interest and I hope that you will support me and my shop.

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  • Rachel Biel

    Owner, Maker, Maker, Buyer, Photographer, Shipper, Marketer, Creative Entrepreneur, Technical Assistance Provider

    I've been working with cultural crafts since 1988, now focusing primarily on textiles and fiber art. I sew and make things and run an organization called TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List. We have a team here on Etsy and hubs on various sites.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2012
Welcome to Rayela Art! My shop here on Etsy has a double focus: To sell the things I make (mostly sewn accessories, quilts) and to provide Etsy artists with hand-made supplies from around the world (textiles, remnants, blocks, etc) that can be incorporated in their own work. See articles on both in my new blog, Fiber Focus: http://fiberfocus.blogspot.com/

I buy from small importers, fair trade organizations, and directly from the country of origin. I've been working with textiles from around the world since 1988. If there is something you would like me to carry, I can try to source it and include it in my offerings.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept Pay Pal, checks and money orders.
Shipping
I ship world wide and offer free shipping on purchases in the US over $100. Multiple purchases are combined into one shipment.

Etsy has a system during the listing process where we have to estimate how much an item will cost in shipping if purchased with another item. This can be difficult given that I have a range of sizes and weights that could end up in a mix very different from the amount quoted. I refund the difference if it is over $.50 and often cover the expense if it's more than what was estimated, but every now and then, it might be too big of a difference. I can fit lots of the smaller items into a flat rate envelope, but on larger pieces, it would be best to ask about shipping if the total will be under $100.

International customers- I've had to revise this free shipping offer on heavier items- but I'll cover $10 per $100 spent on shipping.

Prices are quoted for USPS flat rate envelopes or priority mail, but I can ship snail mail if preferred. I use simple packaging, recycling when possible. I use Pay Pal's shipping services which provides a bar code and excellent tracking services, so I normally do not recommend insurance and confirmation, but can include it if requested. Customer pays for the extras.

International customers, we are not allowed to describe our packages as "gifts". I know it decreases your customs fees, but other sellers have gotten into trouble for that, so it's really not a good idea.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns on any purchase for any reason. I believe not seeing the item right in front of you is the downside of buying/selling online, so I am happy to take things back that do not fulfill your expectations. I have had very few returns over the years and I work hard on photos and descriptions in order to describe the item as best as possible.

Returns must be done within 3 days of item receipt. I refund the purchase, but not shipping.

Most of my items are textiles, so there is no real concern for damage during shipping. If an item is lost, we will follow the post office's tracking procedures (a long and harrowing process) and they issue the refund. Fortunately, this has been a rare happening in my experience. The post office will not initiate any tracking until after one month after the item was posted, so patience is required.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tight budget? I've made a payment plan that has worked out well with a couple of customers. I'm willing to do this for purchases over $100.

Can't do consignment. Sorry. Prices on Etsy are already close to wholesale, but I can give further discounts for volume purchases.