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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mexican batik

Batik is usually associated with Indonesia, but this extra-wide cotton batik tie comes from Mexico. The color scheme is unlike any batik I've seen before, and the green foreground figures echo the abstract forms of Modern Sculpture in its 1960-ish heyday (such as those in the Sculpture Garden Loop of Cornell's F.R. Newman Arboretum, which I referred to obliquely in this post as my "personal happy place"). My new house is also of that era, so my affinity for so-called Mid-Century Modern has come to glorious fruition.

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