MOKA tales' aim is to offer a range of natural chic accessories for soulful interiors, individually designed and handmade objects. We believe in a world of ethically made and fairly traded products. Paying a fair price for our homewares helps guarantee that our artisans receive the working wages they are entitled to.
Contributing to a sincerer and more conscious lifestyle.
Bits and pieces of everyday inspiration that catches the eye and touches the mind.

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our soul-store story

The circle of travel extending far beyond the trip itself. Sparks of inspiration leaping out of our photos or stories, along with curiosity.
Our eye for subtle details put to the test…

Everyone has a story to tell

Everyone has a story to tell
Around every corner there is a story waiting
to be discovered
Whether it's hidden behind an open door
a closed curtain
a smile
a silence
a tear
or an absent mind

Everyone has a story to hide
Emotions hidden behind facts
Colors filtering the black and white.

words by babetcetera

Inspiration
golden milk

 

1000 ml almond milk

4 tsp  kurkuma

4 tsp  ginger

4 tsp  honey 

4 tsp cinnamon

salt 

black pepper 

 

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan

Heat for 3-5 minutes until hot but not boiling

Serve warm with star anise

 

Enjoy !

 

Delhi streets
Delhi daily life
Dedication to authenticity

Crossing Guatemala with no plan at all, we came across marvelous landscapes and most of all genereus and warm
Indigenous people who were proud to share with us their most traditional techniques in weaving, dying and knotting.

Creating employment opportunities for Indigenous women artisans over 100 communities around Lake Atitlàn are providing
a livelihood and ensuting children can attend school.

All of their products are one-of-a-kind handmade from 100% organic cotton that is mostly grown in the local mountains
They must turn the cotton into chread and color it using natural pigment derived from locally found plants, herbs, fruits and vegetaties.  
All of the methoden used in creating the fabrics have been passed down from Mayan ancestors for many generations.

 

The process

A    the first step is to pick the cotton. Every woman has her own cotton tree plant both in their homes or in the mountains. There are 4 different colours of cotton in the world but only 3 of them can be found around Lake Atitlàn
B    The cotton is gathered and miscellaneous leaves and seeds are picked out. These seeds are later used to grow new cotton plants
C    After the cotton is separated, ti's pulled apart slightly to make a thin web. This web is beaten for 20 min resulting in a softer and scooter texturen, preparing the cotton to spun. The yard is spun into a ball. 1 ball of 500g takes 15 hours of work
D    The cotton then is dyed following ancient Mayan techniques, using pigments exclusively extracten from natural products like fruit, vegetables, seeds, flowers, tree bark and the cochineal which is an insect that lives in cactuses. To ensure that the colors adhere and that they do not run or fade, a liquid extracted from banana tree bark is then mixed up with the pigment
E    After the dying procedure, the cotton is washed with water and soap to clean it from excessieve colour and is finally ready for the weaving loom. It takes a weaver about 20 hours to intricately weave a scarf and up to 2 months to make a table cloth of 200x150 !

Guatemala
Guatemala