BATIK of Javanese [Indonesian] origin is melted wax applied to cotton cloth. In Yogyakarta, I watched fascinated as traditional designs were traced with great skill and fluidity - wherever the wax seeps through, the dye does not penetrate. The cloth is dipped in dye several times then is submerged in a solvent that dissolves the wax. Traditional dyes are Black walnut, Bloodroot, Brazilin, Cochineal, Cudbear, Cutch, Fustic, Henna, Indigo, Madder, Saffron, Turmeric and Tyrian purple. Young…
Golden Embroidery Russian Decorative Art Russian Art Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia Stock Photo 1009-6224
Stock Photo 1009-6224: Download Golden Embroidery Russian Decorative Art Russian Art Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia Stock Photos. Search over 12 million royalty free images and rights managed stock photography
TRENDS // FASHION SNOOPS . FALL/WINTER 14/15 - WOMEN'S AND MEN'S
Here is a preview of FASHION SNOOPS', Fall/Winter 2014-15 trends. Fashion Snoop is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women's, men's, kid's and accessories. To learn more and subscribe to their services, go here to view their amazing site and check out their inspiring blog. You can also purchase a full report of each of the key trends here. ROCKER Authentic elements of 90s grunge and 70s punk collide to form Rocker. Sleek…
Red Hooded cotton-blend tapestry cape | Valentino
Valentino's fall collection is inspired by Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring - this cotton-blend tapestry cape is itself a work of art. The beautiful fabric has a satisfying weight to it, and it fastens with a subtle hook at the neck. Showcase the intricate floral motifs with a simple shirt and black skirt.Shown here with: Vionnet top, Marni ring, Bottega Veneta ring, Miu Miu skirt, Gianvito Rossi boots, Lanvin bag.