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Bizarre Textiles

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Published Date:
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:00:59 +0000
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Object of the Day
nature
metallic
dress fabric
furnishing fab
Description:
Matt Flynn 002Silk designs of 1695 to 1715, commonly termed ‘bizarre,’ were characterized by sinuous lines, strong diagonal movement, and motifs in strangely juxtaposed scales, which might include architectural elements, chinoiserie, and fantastical fruits and flowers. The seventeenth century was the age of exploration, and fashionable novelty was found in the rare and strange. Botanical gardens such...
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Design
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