Cartolina Cards are designed and produced by Fiona Richards.
"I grew up in my grandparents 300 year old house in Scotland. It was filled to the brim with strange and curious momentos from their lives as textile dealers in old world India.
My grandfather collected artifacts from his travels and brought them all home to display around the house...paintings, books, rugs, silver and silk. Teak trunks held glorious silk gowns and jewelry that my grandma wore on the long ocean trip to Calcutta. My grandfather was an avid photographer and our family photographs were a strange collection of elephant riding scenes and pith helmet-wearing portraits in palm treed bungalow courtyards. As children I think we presumed that everyone hung tiger-hunting photographs on their walls.
Before I was old enough to go to school I spent mornings at my uncle's house. He was an illustrator who had worked and travelled around the world. I spent hours watching him work in his studio surrounded by art, artifacts and the smell of oil paint. I was hooked! Art became a way of life for me after school - and so did collecting - gathering paper, ephemera and fabric relics from from street markets and dealers around the world from London to Istanbul to Rio."