MATSON+PALMER creates luxurious, one-of-a-kind cashmere blankets and pillows. Each piece is naturally dyed with various roots, bark, wood and even two insects by Jane Palmer and woven on a hand-operated Jacquard loom by Christy Matson. Both artists live and work in Los Angeles, and all pieces are created in the downtown area.
The blankets and pillows blend traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic and story. The cashmere yarn is hand-spun by a woman’s co-op in Afghanistan, giving economic opportunity to those who have lost husbands in the war. And the linen is surplus material from the Los Angeles denim industry.
Both Matson and Palmer have backgrounds as fine artists and over 25 years of combined professional experience in the arts, and by combining their expertise they have developed a truly unique line of functional art objects.