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

6.18.2011

French and African II


A quick follow-up to last Sunday's post: another of Jayson Home & Garden's antique French chairs upholstered in African Kuba cloth. The woven raffia is rich and velvety but unfussy, so it makes an interesting counterpoint to the formal frame. This piece happens to be from Jayson's Flea, and there's a related special event coming up soon.


Apart from The Textile Museum, a great place to explore Kuba cloth is LACMA.  In case you missed the video the first time, curator Sharon Takeda, head of LACMA's Costume and Textiles department, explains the aesthetic behind the woven material here.




Also of interest: Inspiration is Free and Very Last Century.

6 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

what a gorgeous chair. i've never thought of putting a kuba on a french chair, but it looks stunning!

hope all is well with you.
Joni

Karena said...

Adore the Kuba cloth on a French chair. Lovely!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Emile de Bruijn said...

The chair reminds me of Yves Saint-Laurent's Paris appartment, with its ethno-deco-dixhuitieme mix.

Ivy Lane said...

that is a fabulous combo!

Style Court said...

Joni -- thought you might like it! Thanks for stopping by.

Style Court said...

Emile --

So on target!

Ivy, Karena --

Glad you like this one too.