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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes


It's a Small World

[Images courtesy John Robshaw.]

Expanding on his ever-popular collection of hand-painted pillows,  John Robshaw's fall 2010 offerings encompass a range of items that evoke traditional Indian paintings. I'm thinking these hand-painted elephant cards with his signature Cinde patterned envelope liners would be fun to use when sending a festive "it was great seeing you this summer" note, or months later for the holidays too.

His new Indian Miniatures group relates directly to the types of works in the MFA's world-renowned collection of Indian art as well as the San Diego Museum of Art's holdings from the collection of Edwin Binney III.

These luggage tags are cloth but the spirit still reminds me of Indian miniatures. 

[Arjun Singh of Kota admiring a horse, Indian, Rajasthani, about 1720, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.]

Click here to experience the MFA's interactive Indian Painting site.

Related past post: Lahariya II

Update 11:27 a.m.
Inlay furniture -- adult size -- now added to John Robshaw's online Souk.


Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

It's all so beautiful. I need those luggage tags!
XO Piper

CDS said...

loving the elephants!! :)

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annechovie said...

Every time I see elegant elephants I think of you, Courtney! Hope your Summer is going well. xo

Style Court said...

Happy summer to you Anne!

Style Court said...

Anon --

Sorry, I was working and forgot to come back and reply! The rug is one of John dhurries.