Another highly textured fabric, woven with slubby rayon yarns, this multi-coloured stripe combines herringbone, twill and plain weaves within the multi-coloured stripes of saturated colour.
The diamonds from Ikat Vase have also been used on their own on our favourite plain linen ground.
Referencing an old piece of hand woven upholstery, Richard Smith painted the artwork for Rag Rug with large strokes of watercolor, working into this with various textures.
As the name suggests the traditional paisley motif, a no.9 favourite, has been hand painted by Richard Smith in a fresh and exciting way.
Whilst Richard Smith was researching this new collection he found one of his old sketchbooks with drawings from Udaipur and a copy of an 1850’s painting depicting a marriage celebration.
A huge, stylized vase and flowers are rendered in the ikat style, the feathered edge giving a soft halo effect. On top of this are randomly embroidered diamonds.
An over scaled trail of heady blooms climb against the background of a geometric “Jali” screen. The feel of the low, evening light on the flowers is accentuated by the beguiling color palette.
The wonderful stone-washed finish of this cotton plain brings to mind the traditional Indian cottons for which it has been named – Calicut was the city, Calico the cloth.
Another wide width sheer fabric printed on the horizontal. The same ikat motif from the design "Ikat vase" is printed across the width of the fabric so there are no seams.
No.9 burn-outs have proved so popular in the past. So crisp, and the perfect way to introduce subtle pattern to the window at the same time as giving privacy.