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.