September 4, 2012 | 1 Comment | Betsy Woodman
In honor of Mr. Ganguly, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for parrot motifs used in décor and fashion. Some examples:Painting blending with wallpaper in a guest room where I stayed recently. Artist unknown. My hosts called this “the jungle room.” I slept very well, all the same. Macaw embellishing a picture frame–and maybe looking at contents. Clutch handbag by Nanette Lepore. Sociable creatures having a cozy conversation. Silk shawl imported from India by Ethnic Hues. Laurel Burch socks. They don’t go with the silk shawl, alas.
I see lots of cats on scarves and socks, plus pigs and elephants, too. Also, some friends of mine have a house full of owls–owls on hand towels, cookie jars, candlesticks, you name it.
Given how gorgeous parrots are, I’m beginning to think they’re under-represented in design. I’ll keep looking for them.