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



New at Cistanthe: airy hand-embroideries.

The white on white and floral-like forms stitched to breezy fabrics make me think of the organic imagery carved into the VMFA's 19th-century Indian garden pavilion. John Henry Rice, the Museum's associate curator of South Asian Art, calls the arcaded, late-Mughal marble structure a "place of pleasure."

[Watch the detailed video here.]

Last year I linked to the VMFA's time-lapse video of the pavilion's installation and provided some history, but the clip above offers a closer look.

For more on Cistanthe's textiles, see this past post.


Ashley said...

Thank you for the introduction to Cistanthe. Embroidered textiles add such a beautiful texture. Definitely going to keep this shop on my radar.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen Penelope Bianchi's great summer slipcovers made from similar white hand appliqued Indian cottons?

Style Court said...

Ashley -- my pleasure!

Jacqueline -- no, I'll have to check them out.