Posts Tagged ‘ folk art ’

Adios Amigos!

July 2, 2012

Hombres, today I am headed down to Mexico City for a two week trip of exploration and adventure! Next week I’ll be in Oaxaca and from there I’m going back to Chicago to visit friends & family. The feelings I have right now are impossible to explain….but it is my first trip into the...
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patchwork

January 23, 2012

nick emailed me with some wonderful images tonight, including the lovely and highly-collectible boro, a type of patched japanese textile composed of recycled and reused fabrics that literally means “rag.” japanese textiles have always been a source of inspiration for me, so after researching boro, i was excited to discover sri, a textile gallery in brooklyn...
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SAVE THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM!

September 21, 2011

With the mountains of terrible shit we see on tv, hear on the radio, and read in the paper, it’s rare for me to be compelled by anything to take a stand or fight for change because everything pisses me off! But yesterday, after reading Roberta Smith’s cry for help in the New York...
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bojagi bash!

June 20, 2011

i got really obsessed with bojagi recently and was thrilled to read that the museum of craft and folk art was having an entire show of contemporary bojagi!  just to recap, bojagi is a traditional wrapping cloth from korea, originally made from scraps of old fabric pieced together to create a sort of quilt-like...
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haiti folk

March 20, 2011

freakin over papier mache folk art and paintings from haiti! from the digital library of the caribbean, part of the university of florida library.
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be mine?

February 14, 2010

happy valentine’s day! some inspiration from a book about the history of valentines for all you lovers out there. hope your day is full of love, no matter what size, shape, or form!
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nice handiwork

February 2, 2010

yet another gem of the digital collection of the new york public library, the peasant art of subcarpathian russia published in 1926. great inspiration for patterns, embroidery, and your (and my) spring gypsy looks.
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