Thursday, August 30, 2018

Intriguing websites ... like Alice I keep falling down rabbit holes

The Google Bar was so interesting looking this morning I had to follow the wiki link and find out more.  Who was Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky? Why is it worth noting he was born 155 years ago?

It transpires he was a Russian chemist  and a photographer who was a trail blazer in colour photography.  And he travelled the breadth of Russia as it was then and took photos.  Of course I had to look at images and came across this one which just floats my boat with all that colour, fabric and stitch.

There were several copies posted but this was the better photo.  It was posted in a site the TJS: The Juice Squeezer.   This link has more images of embroidered door mantles that frame the entrance door of the yurt.  Hard to tell whether the mantles are internal or external. There is definitely one at the rear in this photo.   

The rabbit hole bit is the fact that I started to look at other posts in TJS.  It is a really interesting collection of articles and images reflecting modern design. Hover your cursor over the logo on the top left and click to get a list of recent posts.   Enter something in the search engine to explore further.   I tried Mexico first.  Enjoy.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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