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


End of Summer Blues

[Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply blanket stripe messenger bag via Ralph Lauren. Photos of Ralph Lauren Atlanta store window my own. Click and zoom to see details.]

Okay, the Ralph Lauren window vignette isn't about the blues, I just can't stop reporting Bright-Star-esque sofa sightings wherever they occur.

[Screen grabs from Bright Star directed by Jane Campion.]
But his rugged Denim & Supply blanket stripe messenger bag is definitely an indigo story. Its rough-and-tumble look makes me think, once again, of Newman and Redford sporting what appears to be Bolivian apparel, here.

[Aymara woman's mantle, or iscayo, Bolivia, 17th - 18th century, wool, private collection. Pictured in Hali, winter 2009.]

[Image via RugBooks.]

And that brings me back to the de Young Museum book, Traditional Textiles of the Andes: Life and Cloth in the Highlands. This volume highlights a wide range of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century Andean weavings, including belts and slings from the Jeffrey Appleby collection. I never tire of looking at the vibrant striped cover (actually a detail of an 1830s Peruvian poncho). Well-known collectors, Caroline and H. McCoy-Jones, also left some stunning Peruvian textiles to the de Young. Their Anatolian kilims, though, will take center stage at the Museum starting Saturday, September 10. 

Two dozen pre-19th-century flat-woven kilims, considered among the most important group of Anatolian kilims outside Turkey, will be on view through June 10, 2012 in The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection. Check out a little preview here.

[David Joyner, Rise, Acrylic/Mixed Media/Canvas, 9 x 12 inches, $300.]

[David Joyner, Float, Acrylic/Mixed Media/Canvas, 9 x 12 inches, $300.]

Shifting from San Francisco to New Orleans, I spotted these blue gems by David Rex Joyner at Cole Pratt Gallery. You may recall from last month's post that abstract paintings inspired by landscapes -- pieces from Mississippi-born Andrew Bucci and New Orleanian Joyner -- are currently on view through September 25.  It's great to see the works from different decades in contrast with one another. Joyner will be on hand at the gallery for an afternoon meet-and-greet Saturday, September 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Update 9.5.12

Just spotted: indigo-dyed hemp mosquito netting at Sri Threads.

Also of interest: What's In Store and Textile of the Day.

1 comment:

Tokyo Jinja said...

Mmmmm...I have been having the blues a lot too this summer!