When researching the collection Richard came across several versions of the same pattern - that is an ikat vertical stripe from Central Asia.
Richard found a tiny document of an entwined paisley motif from the lining of an Uzbekistani robe and repainted it HUGE.
A loosely painted version of a regal ottoman damask has the scale and drama of the original but has the soft usability of a more contemporary fabric.
The poppy has been the inspiration for so many cultures in the history of textile design, from Japan all the way to the English Arts and Crafts movement, with everywhere in between.
Agiasos Embroidery catches the spirit of the original inspiration, with just the outline defined by crisp stitches on a linen ground. Twice as large as the Agiasos print it would make spectacular curtains.
In the back of a French Orientaliste painting of the 1890's Richard saw the faintest outline of a tile pattern. Striking in its graphic modernity he decided it would make the perfect addition to the collection.