Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Trip to the Museum

Marbled Paper
Today we spent a nice afternoon at the MFA. We saw a demonstration of Turkish paper marbling which was amazing. They float the paint on top of water and do all kinds of swirly designs in it, kind of like when you make marble cake. Then they float the paper on top, make sure the edges are flat, and when they pick it up all the paint has been transferred to the paper like magic! And all that effort just makes one beautiful piece of paper. The other highlight of the day was their exhibit on Soviet Textiles from around 1930 which were designed to get people psyched about industrialization. Imagine shirts and pillowcases with tractors, gears, and factories on them. They're fabulous!

Soviet Fabric

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