Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

This week, Ann-Christine leads the “Striped and Checked” theme.  She reminds us, “We find Striped and Checked everywhere around us, but maybe this is so common a pattern that we don’t notice it if we don’t go looking for it.” I thought it’d challenging to find photos for this topic. After looking through my photo files, I actually found more than I expected.

Striped is more straight forward and is everywhere. The image below was captured in the Bamboo forest near Kyoto:

Checked is a pattern of modified stripes consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical lines forming squares. It was hard to resist these beautiful scarves and shawlse. Mixed striped and checked patterns:

Weaving is one of the oldest traditions in the world. Since 2500 BCE. It is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. 

It was so easy to fall in love with Perruvian beautiful and colorful textiles:

Striped and checked of Japanese wood works.

Many thanks to Patti’s emotions theme. It was fun to see how we capture emotions and read stories behind your creative photos.

Ann-Christine’s photos of “Striped and Checke” are beautiful and inspiring-from naturally striped/man-made checks to winter striped/checked. She also introduces the symbolics of the check pattern in different countries. Click here to visit. Looking forward to seeing your creative photos. Please link to Ann-Christine’s original post and don’t forget the Lens-Artists tag.

I will host LAPC #133 next Saturday. 🙂

97 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #132 – Striped & Checked

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  2. How interesting, you are right we don’t think about what is right around us. You found great examples for stripes and checks and the photos themselves are terrific.


  3. Amy, there are so many photographs I love in your submissions this week.
    I wear scarves and shawls all the time. I collect them when I travel and knit lots of them in fine yarns.
    I purchased many woven ones in Guatemala two years ago. The Peruvian colors in your photograph remind me of their colors. Beautiful fiber art in both countries. I would have had a diffiult time resisting multiple purchases.
    Be Safe … 😷 🙏🏻 😊 Isadora 😎

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