Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Stripes / Pattern with a Rationale

Fibonacci Series Stripe 
The Fibonacci Series was introduced by Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Fibonacci. The idea first appeared in European mathematics in 1202. The series, or sequence, is a numerical progression whereby each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two integers. For example: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34... The Fibonacci sequence shows up in biological structures such as branching trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, the organization of a pine cone, and the spiral geometry of a nautilus shell. The Fibonacci sequence is sometimes used in music, art, and architecture--where connections to the Golden Ratio often occur. 

In this instance of a handwoven textile, interleaving burgundy and magenta stripe widths follow a progression of the Fibonacci sequence, to produce a pattern reflecting this rationale--what is often thought of as, "organic"--to be found in nature. 

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Fibonacci Series Stripe / 100% Cotton / Handwoven in Guatemala / 13.5" wide / $13.95/yd