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

10.05.2010

More Candy

[Detail, Late 19th-century Central Asian Ikat, Silk/Cotton, The Textile Museum 
Murad Megalli Collection. ]



With the release of the gorgeous exhibition catalog accompanying Colors of the Oasis, plus a peek at Mary McDonald's beautifully designed new book, my mind is spinning. Vivid color, alluring pattern, Ming bling* -- it's all whirling around in there right now. I want to run out and find a bamboo waste basket to transform into a lampshade -- one of Mary's many creative ideas -- but more on that to come.







Commentary will follow in a few days. For now, I'm offering a little gimpse inside The Textile Museum's latest publication.

 [Jar, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period (1426–1435) China
Porcelain painted in underglaze blue The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]


*Update 6:22 p.m.

I'll explain the Ming bling reference in the upcoming post. In the meantime, The Met offers a quick primer on the iconic porcelain here.

7 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

A gorgeous way to dive into the world of Ikat color.

Cheers!

simone leblanc said...

How inspiring, what a great post, so obsessed with ikat right now.

Mrs. Blandings said...

"ming bling." That's why I read every word.

mydesignchic said...

I'm crazy about that first fabric - bright and stunning!!

Joslyn said...

stunning...you know i don't think i'll ever tire of ikat.

Janet said...

It just has to be said: I love candy. . .

little augury said...

a must have book! pgt