[Detail: Felt mosaic. Kyrgyz, Central Asia. Circa mid-20th century. Via Meller's Bazaar.]
[From TASCHEN's Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs- Drawing With Scissors.]
But when I noticed one of the envelope-shaped Central Asian storage bags (bokche) that was originally featured in the textile historian's book, Silk and Cotton, is now available in her shop, I thought it was calling out to be paired.
[Henri Matisse, oil on canvas. Click here for more.]
Many pieces from Matisse's own textile collection can be seen in his 1924 painting, Interior, Flowers and Parakeets. This layered still life is part of the famous Cone Collection and is currently on view at the MIA in Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Related past post: Mood Indigo.