VILLA BAMBOLA reflects upon 1960’s Libya, when Italian influence married traditional Jewish and Muslim expressions of art and architecture, such as minarets and painted tiles, with mosaics, arches, and frescos. Stemming from APT's reflection on one co-founder's Tripolitanian lineage, personal stories of the last remaining Libyan Jews were uncovered. This collection was inspired by the period’s joie-de-vivre, and depicts a calm and beautiful time in Tripoli.
VILLA BAMBOLA celebrates the nature and architecture of Libya. In reminiscence of the free elegance of that time, lush and fluttering silks are decorated with detailed mosaics, latticework, feathers, fish, and palm fronds. Colors found throughout are drawn from sun-baked mosaic tiles in 1960’s sherbet tones. Created in artisan workshops across India, the methods of stencil cut silk screening, resist-dye indigo and mud wood block printing are used. Additionally, upon discovering the Rocky Mountain art of hand-painted silk scarves, A PEACE TREATY worked with artisans in the US to carry forth the mission of reviving traditional methods at risk of dying out while paying higher than fair-trade wages.