loveliness in textile

isn't this work gorgeous?! i have a long standing fascination with ikat and kasuri, both a technique of dyeing the thread so that as it's woven a pattern appears. i'm crossing my fingers that i'll be able to take a workshop in japan that will show me how to weave kasuri. until then, i'll just have to stare at the work of ptolemy mann.

i wonder at the familiarity of these pieces, and ikat in general, when i look at the work of my favorite artist mark rothko. the modern painter's color fields and the flow of color across the textiles, both strum the same sensation across my eyes.

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