Multi coloured woodblock printing was invented in Japan in the 1760s, and our new fabric has the same spirit as these art works. The chunky ground cloth further enhances the hand made aesthetic. There are three colourways: yellow with blue; a pretty duck egg with pink and soft red; Terracotta combined with rich neutrals
Small scale patterns are often used for obi, which are often a very conspicuous accessory in contemporary Japanese dress. We have reworked a traditional brick design, arranging the motifs into stripes of shifting colours. Printed on 100% linen the three colourways can be used for both curtailing and upholstery.
A dynamic patchwork of stencilled patterns, Katazome is named for the resist dyed technique from Japan. There is the original indigo colourway combining the whole variance of different blues from this natural dye. The second colourway references the serenity of celadon porcelain.
There are endless versions of similarly themed lacquer screens in monographs and museums around the world, all of which have lent inspiration to this striking design. The abundance of colourful irises are punctuated by a counter-directional walkway and the soft rippling water beyond, giving a crisp, graphic edge.