Created and Sold by Keyaiira | leather + fiber

Keyaiira | leather + fiber
Wall Hangings by Keyaiira | leather + fiber seen at Private Residence, Petaluma - PENELOPE
Wall Hangings by Keyaiira | leather + fiber seen at Private Residence, Petaluma - PENELOPE
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PENELOPE

$525

Item details

This 2-bodied wall hanging features dried plant materials nestled within handwoven wool & contained by walnut wood frames connected by leather to make one body of work. Creating a satisfying & natural contrast with a modern farmhouse vibe.


SIZE & DETAILS

• Measures 34.5" [from hanging strap to bottom] x 13" wide
• Each panel is 13"w x 12" tall
• Connected & hung by a leather strap

Fiber:
• Natural white & gray Rambouillet Wool Roving - Climate Beneficial, Carbon & sustainably farmed in Cedarville, CA [Fibershed Certified]
• Natural white New Zealand Sheep’s Wool - Hand-felted in Nepal, sustainably sourced from a local San Francisco based business

Plants:
• A mix of dried grasses & plant foliage - Collected during a farm visit in Cedarville, CA
• A mix of seed pods & sprigs - Collected from my grandmothers garden in Ukiah, CA
• Dried Baby Blue Eucalyptus - Collected locally from annual tree trimming in Sonoma County, CA

Leather:
• Nicotine colored leather
• By-product of the beef industry & sourced from a local vendor in Napa, Ca


PICK UP, LOCAL DELIVERY & INSTALLATION AVAILABLE
Please email hello@keyaiira.com to schedule. Local delivery & installation is available for an additional fee, fee depends on distance and complexity of installation.

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Meet the Creator

Keyaira Terry is an artist with a bold spirit and an old soul.

Born and raised in Ukiah, a small farm town in Northern California, Keyaira had a childhood that was deeply connected to the soil and earth, learning to use everything around her as a tool or resource. Keyaira spent her formative years with her grandmother sewing, tending to the land they lived on, and caring for an array of farm animals. Trading goods and commodities among their close-knit farm community was commonplace and shaped Keyaira’s perspective on sustainability and the true meaning of “locally sourced”. Keyaira recalls utilizing all the resources available to her and minimizing waste as being a paramount part of her existence, “if we didn’t have it we made it, if something broke we fixed it”. These collective experiences helped cultivate Keyaira as an artist and inspire her present-day work and ethos — A homespun nostalgia with a modern sensibility, rooted by a love for natural, sustainable and ethically sourced materials.


In 2012, Keyaira opened an Etsy shop, selling unique handbags with leather accents. Naturally evolving and self-taught, she transitioned into custom leather work and tapestry weaving. Keyaira completed her first fiber installation piece in 2016 for the office of Michael Cantwell, MD. In 2018 she started teaching her unique style of weaving at several venues across the bay area. 2019 brought a new opportunity for Keyaira; she combined her love of leather and fiber in her first solo exhibition at Gallery 212 in Sonoma, California.

Keyaira currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with her husband, Weston, and their two English bulldogs, Lola and Olive. She splits her time between running her own business as a designer and maker, weaving instructor, and creating commissioned pieces.

She has collaborated with companies such as Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, 3north, Studio 11 Designs, Bustle Events and has been featured by Apartment Therapy, Amazon Handmade, Etsy and Sonoma Magazine.

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