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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

9.28.2007

Mystery Fabric



Here's a little flashback to a time when pillow fringe was a must. (Actually, like chintz and tassels in small doses, trim seems to be coming back.) In this case, I think multi-colored loop fringe really compliments the pillow fabric -- does anyone recognize the print? I love it. It's like a stylized version of an 18th-century scenic textile. At first glance, the print is vaguely similar to John Robshaw's "Pichhwai," below.



To put the first pillows in context, below is the circa late-1980s-early-'90s living room for which they were chosen. It's Frances Schultz's place, designed by her friend John Oetgen. These photos were taken by Langdon Clay,

3 comments:

stljoie said...

I love that fringe...it's like framing a beautiful picture, the fabric is gorgeous...those without fringe look unfinished.

The Peak of Chic said...

Hmmm... don't believe I've seen it before. It's a beautiful print though!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Love trims and fringe, all little details like that.

Beautiful print!