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The Company name, APPROXIMATE NOTIONS, is inspired by a line (as quoted below), in the book, The Memoirs of Hadrian, by Marquerite Yourcenar, first published in 1951. 

The book is a fictional memoir of the Emperor Hadrian of Rome, (r. A.D. 117-138).  Reflecting on the pleasures of life that he has had to forsake at his now advanced age, Hadrian remarks of his favorite horse, Borysthenes,

“My horse knew me not by the thousand approximate notions of title, function and name which complicate human friendship, but solely by my just weight as a man.”

This sentiment, more a statement of fact to anyone who rides, precisely captures my experience.  Unbridled, the energy, elegance and beauty of the horse inspires my work.  All of the textile products on the site are designed, printed, sewn and personalized by …

Felicia Hughes

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