Posts Tagged ‘ textiles ’

java jammin

October 22, 2010

claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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bojagi

October 16, 2010

bojagi!!! what a fantastic word for a fantastic object! in typical quilt-like fashion, bojagi were made from leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, but instead of providing warmth, they were used by the average korean to wrap and carry other objects. when used as a food covering, the backside was lined with oiled...
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happy indigenous people’s day!

October 11, 2010

since 1992 berkeley has renamed columbus day “indigenous people’s day” in support of the world’s indigenous peoples that have suffered greatly under the europeans’ conquest of the new world. such incredible arts & crafts have come from these cultures, from the native americans, the aboriginal cultures of australia and new zealand, the berbers in...
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leon

July 1, 2010

loving leon bakst’s fantastical magical designs for the ballet russes!!!
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match made in heaven

February 8, 2010

have been really inspired lately by the partnership between designer paul poiret and artist raoul dufy. dufy’s splashy color and pattern translated so well into textiles for poiret’s sophisticated designs and obsession with orientalism and freedom from the corset. dufy’s work has such personality! time to throw an arabian nights party….
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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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my soul mate

January 29, 2010

how have i never realized how fucking rad zandra rhodes is???? i spent a good couple of hours at the library looking at some very inspirational “library use only” books, including one called the art of zandra rhodes. here are some of my favorite pages…i asked my mom for the book for my birthday...
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hanky panky

January 19, 2010

i made some handkerchiefs the other day with a bottle of navy blue rit dye and some string. you likey?
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naturally

January 15, 2010

Yet another gem in the New York Public Library digital collections are the textile designs and drawings of E.A. Seguy. Absolutely stunning in their use of color, shape, pattern! Don’t you just want to wallpaper your house in this? I’m not even loving the bugs or butterflies that much, but I’m still so blown...
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ich liebe l'aviva

December 14, 2009

just came across this great online store–actually, a self-proclaimed, “series of curated online trunk shows”–called l’aviva. i found it while searching for some images of morocco, and came across these wedding blankets that i totally would have brought back…if i wanted to carry a bunch of giants blankets on my back… besides the moroccan...
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