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


Tribal Beat

[Early 20th-century Indonesian batik from Sumatra. Lotus Asian Art and Antiques.]

Batik alert: the largest vetted exhibition of tribal art in the U.S., the 28th annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, should offer collectors and design enthusiasts a chance to see less expected pieces from more than 100 participating dealers. In addition to keeping an eye out for wax-resist-dyed fabrics, visitors will want to look at the Shamanic masks, Congolese basketry and intricately woven textiles. The event is happening at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, February 6 – 9, and general admission is $15.

One of this year's exhibitors is the Austin, Texas-based gallery, Lotus Asian Art and Antiques. I can't seem to get loti out of my mind this week. There was this Chinese ink drawing in the Met's collection plus the amazing views of Lotusland, the wondrous botanical garden near Santa Barbara, captured in Lisa Eisner's short film for Tory Burch.

BTW, on Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m., Hutton Wilkinson will visit Lotusland to share thoughts on the unconventional garden's founder, Ganna Walska, and her friendship with Tony Duquett. The talk's theme is Enemies of the Average.


A Flippen Life said...

Thank you for your article, "Bordering on Genius," in today's Wall Street Journal. Your comment about a mom wearing a patterned sarong at the pool reminded me of some wonderful cotton print sarongs I bought when I was in college. I wish I could find more!

Kind regards,
Kathleen Sams Flippen
A Flippen Life

Style Court said...

Thanks so much Kathleen! I've been seeing cool examples on etsy too but haven't tested the ordering process yet.

LINDA from Each Little World said...

Loved the Tory Burch video but I think Lisa Eisner is definitely channeling David Hamilton (if you are familiar with him).

Style Court said...

Off to google Hamilton!