P A T R I Æ /ˈpa‧trēī / [Latin]: Fatherlands, homelands. Related: generation, ancestry,
descent, tribe, family, natural habitat.
Patriae is a collection of original goods crafted from antique homespun, handwoven hemp and linen textiles sourced in founder Barbara Pisch’s homeland in Central/Eastern Europe.
Woven between the early-19th and mid-20th centuries, the durable organic textiles in the Patriae collection are rich with individual stories of family-based village farming, indigenous heritage crafts, and traditional women’s work.
Historically, each family in this region harvested their own hemp and flax, spun these fibers into thread, then wove the thread into fabrics that were hand-sewn into clothes and other items such as towels, tablecloths, pillows, sheets, grain sacks, and wagon covers.