30/nov/2009

december inspiration board

..a little just-before-night post to show you my fabrics and materials inspiration board of the moment:
un piccolo post prima di dormire per mostrarvi la mia lavagna di ispirazioni di stoffe e materiali del momento:



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shawl fringes, inspired navy strings and paisley kashmir fabrics.
frange di scialli, cordoncini stile navy e la stoffa paisley kashmir.

this last thing -the kashmir fabric- is a new discovering of mine. with a little research I've found out it was the most common fabric used for shawls between 1780 and 1880 even if the fabric was first created during 1500.
The motif was originally a single flowering plant complete with roots, inspired by English herbals but then it gradually developed into the stylized cone-shaped motif known as the boteh, which was also known as the Paisley pine.

quest'ultima è la mia più recente scoperta. con una piccola ricerca ho scoperto che era la stoffa più usata per gli scialli tra il 1780 e il 1870 anche se fu creata anche più indietro nel tempo, intorno al 1500.
il motivo era originariamente una pianticella con fiori e radici ispirata alle erbe inglesi ma poii si è gradualmente trasformata nella forma a goccia stilizzata che è conosciuta come boteh o anche pino di Pisley.



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regarding its meaning, the pattern can be traced back to ancient Babylon, where a tear-drop shape was used as a symbol to represent the growing shoot of a palm. The palm provided food, drink, clothing (woven fibers) and shelter, and so became regarded as the ‘Tree of Life', with its growing shoot being gradually recognized as a fertility symbol.

riguardo il suo significato sembra che il pattern risalga all'antica Babilonia dove un simbolo a forma di goccia era usato per rappresentare il germoglio di una palma. essendo la palma fonte di cibo, bevande e vestiario ma anche riparo cominciò ad essere vista come la "pianta della vita" e quindi i suoi germogli furono gradualmente riconosciuti come simbolo di fertilità.


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