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About Manuka Textiles

Started by Los Angeles-based textile designer Roxana Eslamieh, Manuka Textiles is an artist’s interpretation of her surroundings – nature, the cityscape, its organic ruggedness. Manuka’s hand-drawn, silk screen wallpapers are inspired by weaving, exploration, and spontaneity to develop heirloom designs. Bold prints and classic forms take on a modern approach to create a statement wall, or influence a full design scheme. The soft and tactile papers are sourced by a US mill that uses 100% renewable wind-powered electricity and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The brand intends to preserve their surroundings through sustainable practices.

   Roxana Eslamieh

Born in Southern California to immigrant parents in a home decorated with 70s wallpaper, Roxana Eslamieh developed an appreciation for the eccentricities of Los Angeles’ design scene, along with its unique natural landscape from a young age.

Having studied at USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts and the Slade School of Art at University College London, she focused on drawing, printmaking and video art. Following her studies, she was mentored on the technique of the floor loom under master weaver Babajan Lazar. There she learned the fundamental elements of fabric and rug weaving structure, and how to use fibers and colors. Roxana then worked at renowned print making studio, Gemini G.E.L. where she was exposed to brilliant current works and archives, such as those of fiber artist, Ann Hamilton and land artist, Michael Heizer. For the past decade, Roxana has designed bespoke, hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs, translating her clients' vision into grounded, utilitarian works of art. With her background in printmaking and weaving, she was fueled with the desire to create a product that was both beautiful and multiplied, thus the idea of Manuka Textiles was born. In 2022, Roxana co-founded la BEAST gallery. Based in Cypress Park, Los Angeles, la BEAST gallery is a 2000 square foot exhibition space dedicated to emerging, contemporary artists from or living in Los Angeles.

When not in her design studio, Roxana takes to traveling and to nature. She’s visited small village weavers in Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico and the cold mountain Azerbaijani weavers, that produce the most intricate rugs in the world. Back to a tropical climate, she recently ventured to Costa Rica to draw native plants for future wallpapers.