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