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

7.09.2012

Reminds Me Of...

[Detail: 19th--century Shoulder cloth (kain batik).  Hand-drawn batik on cotton with natural dyes -- Malay people,  Jambi east Sumatra, Indonesia. Published in Sari to Sarong: 500 years of Indian and Indonesian textile exchange from the National Gallery of Australia.]

So these crustacean-like figures obviously aren't zebras, but something about the striped forms frolicking across a rich red ground makes me think of that oft-blogged, much younger Scalamandre print known to many as Margot Tenenbaum's bedroom wallpaper.

It's the sense of movement, in addition to the combination of colors. Yet the prints were created a century apart and on different continents. There are myriad Royal Tenenbaum posts to explore, but this brief one is a favorite.

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