Thursday, 4 February 2010

And now for something completely different

Now this is very special - an Arai handpainted in the style of a Rio Grande blanket, c1890

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Navajo and Hispanic weavers mastered the art of dying handspun wool with synthetic dyes, just as generations before them had mastered the art of dying with indigo. The intensity of colour carried from one dye lot to the next, allowing weavers to create depth within each colour - or so it says on the very wonderful and original Silverman Museum - and yes, you can buy one

Jack Silverman's pictured above in the white shirt; clearly a man of taste and keeper of good company

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