Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I read in the newspaper yesterday that Alfred Shaheen died in Torrance on December 22nd. He designed and produced beautiful Hawaiian style textiles and clothing. Four years ago, when I sold some of his fabric online, I was delighted that the purchaser was none other than his daughter, Camille Shaheen-Tunberg. It was this lovely and bold black and white floral:
You can see his name on the selvage edge:
I was so happy because I felt like my items went to the perfect person! She also bought this vintage brochure, which featured his shop inside, among other advertisements:
Farewell, Mr. Shaheen - your gorgeous designs will live on forever!