Style Court

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


Indigo See

[Image courtesy Lost & Found]

I knew that the 30-piece collection of handcrafted wares curated by film maker and former stylist, Jamie Rosenthal, for Anthropologie is currently only available at the retailer's locations in Austin, Miami, New York, Portland and San Francisco, or online, but not in Georgia. Still, while browsing an Atlanta shop today, I secretly hoped a shipment had been misdirected so that I might stumble across these African-made tie-dyed indigo napkins by Tensira.

The napkins are actually just one example of the indigo goods Rosenthal gathered together for Anthro, and you can shop the collaboration at her store, Lost & Found, too.

[More moody blues from Lost & Found]
For a little indigo primer, head over to Textile Hive. This resource encompasses more than 40,000 textiles from the Andrea Aranow Collection, which has essentially been growing since the 1970s. (Fun aside: Not long after she graduated from Brown, Aranow gained attention creating collage clothes for Jimi Hendrix.)

[Image of Aranow via Textile Hive]

As her collection grew, designers (of fashion, interiors and fabric) drew upon it for inspiration. But today, thanks to Aranow's son, Caleb Sayan, the collection is far more accessible. Working with film maker Andy Chandler and scholar Annin Barrett, this month he launched the free Textile Hive Base, complete with video primers on the centuries-old techniques used to create her coveted fabrics. Later we'll explore the site; In the meantime, see more indigo here.

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