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Friday, January 06, 2006

Marblesque Redux

Here's another splendiferous hand-marbled necktie from Marblesque, presumably by Brian O'Malley although it doesn't say so. In this tie the marbler has foregone the fine detail of traditional marbling patterns in favor of large swathes of single colors manipulated into grand, sweeping swirls. The ink is still spattered onto the size resulting in a very fine texture, which finally produces a three-dimensional effect that looks a little like bread rolls, or rocks (such as the "hamburger bun" rock formations in the Squaw Flat area of Canyonlands National Park in Utah).

Since my first marbled tie post, I have discovered another silk marbler's website, SoLace of Virginia, which will be added to the links section at right shortly.

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