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

8.19.2013

Textile Scout™: Hill Tribe Indigo

[Images courtesy The Loaded Trunk]
On view for less than two more months is Out of Southeast Asia, the last exhibition to be organized at The Textile Museum before the institution relocates to its new 46,000-square-foot facility on the George Washington University campus.



I thought of the show when I came across the latest offerings from Roni over at The Loaded Trunk: vintage Hill tribe resist-dyed natural indigo denim pillows. To me, the deep, softly-worn blues also suggest fabrics of the wild American frontier, giving these pieces a real East-Meets-West feel.

Out of Southeast Asia closes October 13. For details on the wrap-up event, From Village and Court to Global Commodity: Southeast Asian Textiles, which will include speakers ranging from  Dr. Ruth Barnes of Yale University Art Galley to Tim Johnson of Jim Thompson, click here.

2 comments:

roni jaco said...

Wow...always excited when you bring the loaded trunk into the discussion. Thanks. I so wanted to be in DC for this exhibition. Keep on nurturing us.
xo
roni

Style Court said...

Roni - loving your latest crop of indigo pillows!