[Images courtesy Cistanthe]
One of my favorite posts of 2013 highlighted Cistanthe, Bailey Hunter's project that employs women to create painted and block-printed botanically-patterned organic cottons and silks along with brilliantly colored solid fabrics. Looking ahead to a new year, here are some of the company's freshest offerings: hand-blocked Raj Flora on silk tussah, shown at top, and Mughal Flowers on a tea-stained base. Fabrics typically cost between $35 to $60.
The High is kicking off 2014 with fresh flowers, too. The Museum's inaugural Art in Bloom is set to take place January 10 - 12. During the event, 50 works from the permanent collection will serve as inspiration for floral designers. Ryan Gainey, one of the South's best known gardeners and artists, will be a featured lecturer along with fascinating self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, and landscape historian and scholar Daniel J. Nadenicek, UGA's Dean of the College of Environment and Design.
[One more from Cisanthe, Coromandel Flora on silk tussah.]