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Smithsonian Craft Optimism - Chinami & Rowland Ricketts

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  • Persimmon and Indigo Lattice Shibori Yardage
    Price$1,750
    Lot 100

    Persimmon and Indigo Lattice Shibori Yardage

  • Indigo and Brown Cotton Stripe Yardage
    Price$2,080
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    Indigo and Brown Cotton Stripe Yardage

  • Plaid and Cross Yardage
    Price$3,835
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    Plaid and Cross Yardage

  • Light blue grid on persimmon ground with indigo ends
    Price$680
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    Light blue grid on persimmon ground with indigo ends

  • White grid with warp and weft seven-stripe plaid on light blue ground
    Price$680
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    White grid with warp and weft seven-stripe plaid on lig...

  • Large plaid with brown warp stripes on light blue ground
    Price$680
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    Large plaid with brown warp stripes on light blue groun...

  • Small overall grid with green vertical stripes and alternating blue and white bands
    Price$680
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    Small overall grid with green vertical stripes and alte...

  • Hoshi Runner
    Price$425
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    Hoshi Runner

  • Sazanami Runner
    Price$425
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    Sazanami Runner

  • Uki Runner
    Price$425
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    Uki Runner

  • Noren - Dark to light to dark gradation creating vertical bands
    Price$3,375
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    Noren - Dark to light to dark gradation creating vertic...

  • Noren - Light to dark to light gradation creating vertical bands
    Price$3,375
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    Noren - Light to dark to light gradation creating verti...

  • Noren - Light to dark gradation creating contrasted vertical bands
    Price$3,375
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    Noren - Light to dark gradation creating contrasted ver...

  • Hotaru Coaster
    Price$48
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    Hotaru Coaster

  • Basket Weave Tenugui Towel
    Price$50
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    Basket Weave Tenugui Towel

  • Polka Dot Tenugui Towel
    Price$50
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    Polka Dot Tenugui Towel

  • Indigo & Goldenrod Wool Scarf
    Price$230
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    Indigo & Goldenrod Wool Scarf

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #1
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #1

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #2
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #2

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #3
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #3

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #5
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #5

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #6
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #6

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #7
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #7

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #8
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #8

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #9
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #9

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #10
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #10

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #11
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #11

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #12
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #12

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #15
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #15

  •  Fields of Indigo Cloth #16
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #16

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #17
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #17

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #18
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #18

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #19
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #19

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #22
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #22

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #23
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #23

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #24
    Price$280
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    Fields of Indigo Cloth #24

  • Fields of Indigo Cloth #25
    Price$280
    Lot 525

    Fields of Indigo Cloth #25

  • Hoshi Runner
    Price$425
    Lot 1201

    Hoshi Runner

  • Hoshi Runner
    Price$425
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    Hoshi Runner

  • Hoshi Runner
    Price$425
    Lot 1201d

    Hoshi Runner

  • Hoshi Runner
    Price$425
    Lot 1201e

    Hoshi Runner

  • Sazanami Runner
    Price$425
    Lot 1202a

    Sazanami Runner

  • Sazanami Runner
    Price$425
    Lot 1202c

    Sazanami Runner

  • Sazanami Runner
    Price$425
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    Sazanami Runner

  • Sazanami Runner
    Price$425
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    Sazanami Runner

  • Uki Runner
    Price$425
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    Uki Runner

  • Uki Runner
    Price$425
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    Uki Runner

  • Uki Runner
    Price$425
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    Uki Runner

Auction Description

Smithsonian Craft Optimism - Chinami & Rowland Ricketts by Chinami & Rowland Ricketts
We use natural materials and traditional processes to create contemporary textiles. Chinami hand-weaves narrow width yardage for kimono and obi. Rowland hand-dyes textiles that span art and design. Together we grow and process our own indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) using Japanese methods that are centuries old. The leaves are harvested, dried, and composted by hand to make the traditional Japanese indigo dyestuff called sukumo. The sukumo is, in turn, fermented in wood-ash lye to create a natural indigo vat. In addition to the color they create, these living vats provide nutrients for our land that are recycled back onto our indigo field at the end of their lifespan. Similarly, the rainwater used for rinsing is captured and used to water our garden and indigo plants. At the end of the dyeing process, the only thing leaving our land is the color itself on the textiles we create. Read more
Chinami & Rowland Ricketts
Bloomington, IN 47408
United States

rowlandricketts@gmail.com

Phone:+18565777549

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Within seven (7) days of Artist’s receipt of payment from the purchaser, the Artist will ship the object(s) purchased. Sold objects will be shipped directly from the Artist to the purchaser. Shipping arrangements and charges will be determined by Artist and the purchaser and will not be the responsibility of the Smithsonian (including the Committee). The Smithsonian (including the Committee) shall not be responsible to Artist or the purchaser for any loss or damage to the Object incurred in transit or otherwise. Read more

Terms & Conditions

2021 RULES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (for Artist and buyer)

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2021 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer.

A link on Artist’s Storefront Sale allows a Buyer to return directly to the Craft Optimism page on Bidsquare. [http://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/smithsonian-craft-optimism]

Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale.

1. Sales
Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final.

2. Billing and Payment
Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, a 3% service charge, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars.

3. Collection of Property
After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason.

4. Representations or Warranties
Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale.

5. Information
Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare in accordance with its Privacy Policy and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at
https://www.si.edu/privacy.

6. Time and Duration
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), April 24, 2021. The sale ends on May 1, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Artist at the information listed above.