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

1.30.2009

Carpets in the Sun and Other Delights


Nothing educational this time. Just wanted to end a rough week with something to stir the senses. All images are from Selvedge, issue 17. Above, carpets drying in the sun near Marrakech. Below, the dyers' souk.

Related past post: Churchill's Marrakech.


Above, vibrant Selvedge images of the Leman Album. Issue 19 features a story about Spitalfields' silks. Below, English 18th-century textile samples from Selvedge, issue 16, part of a fascinating story about archives.

And, below, finding beauty in everyday objects. Whimsical French and English clothes brushes from the 1950s and 1960s, and 19th-century writing-desk brushes that removed powder used to absorb excess ink. Again from Selvedge, issue 16.


5 comments:

robyn said...

Beautiful images, have a great Courtney : )

LexyB said...

Those images are to-die-for! And dye-for. Gorgeous ...

Karena said...

How refreshing to end the week with these beautiful images. I love the rugs laying out to dry, they are amazing.

Style Court said...

Thanks Robyn! Happy weekend to you to along with Karena and Lexi.

Kim said...

Yes, they are simply beautiful.