Style Court

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


Pattern Play

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Yesterday, the August issue of British Vogue arrived with a nod to Michael Kors's fall 2014 Navajo-related looks. I'm excited to see a range of South Western-inspired styles shown for autumn but, as my recent blog posts indicate, I think the classic Native American blanket stripes, wedge patterns and sunset hues are great in summer too. So, I pulled together an inspiration board.

[Portland Collection blanket inspired by Pueblo designs.] 

[Contemporary Navajo pottery available at the de Young.]

At the moment, the de Young's shop is well-stocked with books on authentic Navajo textiles (in addition to the previously discussed exhibition catalogue). And in Santa Fe, of course, Shiprock offers related vintage books, plus a wonderland of antique and vintage textiles and accessories. The exhibition on view at Shiprock's gallery now through August highlights Pueblo textiles.

Many of my inspiration pics at top are from Shiprock. Here's a break-down, clockwise from the right:

Image of turquoise jewelry via Shiprock's Pinterest page; 19th-century Navajo Wedge Weave blanket, vintage book and Pueblo armbands all available through Shiprock's shop.

Saddle blanket book sold through the de Young's shop.

19th-century Pueblo shoulder blanket is also at Shiprock.

More books about The William Randolph Hearst Collection and other Navajo weavings, again at the de Young.

Lastly, the midcentury rattle is another Pueblo piece at the Santa Fe gallery.

This post was updated at 7.7.14