Fabrics With Powerful Stories to Tell

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Tucked away on a bottom shelf in Sonia Gomes’s studio here is a small cardboard box. Inside, two scarves — one woven in mustard-colored cashmere and the other in a printed silk — are carefully folded. A handwritten letter sits on top.

“The thought that a small part of me could become a part of your work really inspires me and makes me smile,” it reads.

Read the rest of this story in The New York Times.

By Jill Langlois

Photos by Gabriela Portilho for The New York Times

Originally published online on August 28, 2020.