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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Postcards with an Edge

 [Pichhavai (detail) Sharad Utsava, cotton, Painted and stencilled. Deccan, late 18th century. Poster size: 12"x14.5". Calico Museum of Textiles.]

It's been over a year and I'm still debating whether or not to order a bunch of postcards (specifically repros of antique hand-blocked prints, embroideries, court fabrics, etc. with interesting borders) from India's Calico Museum of Textiles. And even though museum gift shop posters aren't my usual thing, this mini-poster, above -- a gorgeous repro of a late 18th-century hand-painted textile -- is calling out to me too. I'd use it on an inspiration board or maybe mix it on an office wall with framed photographs and original drawings.

[Screengrab of Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau. Set decoration by Susan Bode-Tyson, production design Kevin Thompson.]

Up next: inspired by the vintage Indian textiles covering this headboard in The Adjustment Bureau.


Laura Casey Interiors said...

Courtney- I love the colors in the postcard and can see how it is a wonderful source of inspiration! I hope you order the series, I am going to check it out. Thank you as always for the interesting links!

Emile de Bruijn said...

Beautiful balance of colours and shapes in that textile - and those fruits look really succulent :)