New Pocket Square
My wife’s childhood best friend has been visiting us over the last few days. She’s a costume designer who works in LA, and she made this pocket square for me as a gift.
The silk is a remnant from a film she worked on awhile back, the 2004 Viggo Mortensen vehicle about famed American long-distance horse racer Frank Tompkins, who raced an American mustang named ‘Hidalgo’ across the Sahara against Bedouins atop Arabian purebreds in the last decade of the nineteenth century. I’ve never seen the film, but I assume the American mustang wins in the end against great odds. Whether this tale is apocryphal or not I can’t say, as it exceeds the boundaries of my historical knowledge.
What I can say, however, is that this pocket square is awesome. Apparently the silk is from a market in Morocco, where the film was shot. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it’s a wonderful pink silk with purple accents throughout. It looks to me like it could be Shibori dyed, but I’m not certain. The edges are finished with a nice handsewn hem. More pictures to come…