PACIFIC PLANTS.

August 15, 2009

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Woven plant fibers c.1920-30s. Made in Cook Islands.
via Museum of New Zealand

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ROCHESTER NY.

August 14, 2009

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Photographs by Albert R. Stone for the Rochester Herald.
via Monroe County Library System

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY.

August 14, 2009

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Children’s Aid Society NYC, c.1909 via Harvard University Library

MOCCASINS.

August 13, 2009

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made from cornhusks.

Dedicated to Kristen Lombardi/Manimal.
via Peabody Museum

PORTRAITS & TEXTILES.

July 16, 2009

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Pearl Bailey.

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Archie Savage.

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Thelma Carpenter.

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Billie Holiday.

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Inez Dickerson.

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Ladybird Cleveland.

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Carmen De Levallade.

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Diahann Carroll.

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Eartha Kitt.

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Alvin Ailey

Lush rich portraits & incredible layers of textile by Carl Van Vechten. Color galore!!! via Beinecke Rare Book Library

STOLZL WALLS.

July 1, 2009

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The wall hangings of Bauhaus textile artist Gunta Stolzl.
A new book on Gunta Stolz from MoMA has just hit the shelves.
Thanks for the tip Carolyn!

BELARUSIAN TOWELS.

June 22, 2009

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via Belarus Guide

Do Your Own Thing.

June 11, 2009

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The Diggers were one of the legendary groups in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. The Diggers took their name from the original English Diggers who had promulgated a vision of society free from private property, and all forms of buying and selling. The San Francisco Diggers evolved out of two Radical traditions that thrived in the SF Bay Area in the mid-1960s: the bohemian/underground art/theater scene, and the New Left/civil rights/peace movement.

“Do Your Own Thing.” Words of wisdom from the Diggers.

via The Digger Archives

CRAFTING & HIKING.

June 10, 2009

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Kady at Gay Pride Crafts Fair, New York City, 1971

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Hikers in the Country Near New York City

NisN posts have been few and far between. I have been busy at work (& offline) crafting new projects for a book. We’re finishing up this week and I’ll be back in the computer saddle. I’ve also been enjoying the glories of spring spending time outdoors hiking & biking. BS & I started a new blog Day Tripper to document our weekend explorations outside NYC.

via NYPL

UNDONE NEEDLEWORK.

May 27, 2009

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via Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.