The fabric we have chosen for this month’s palette trends is a concept that takes you back to the origins to spice up a room with African patterns, deep colors paired with earth tones, on beautiful linen and cotton fabrics. Linen is reflective of a natural look, and it is not understood by everyone as it tends to have a worn look that is hard to imitate by other natural fibers. It has a beautiful earthy feel to its natural or dyed yarns, and it is known for its ability to stay fresh in hot weather, but it has a down side commitment is required since it wrinkles easily.
“Linen enthusiasts” appreciate the complex work that goes into producing it. Its hand has a specific characteristic that is less coarse today than it used to be (which is greatly appreciated) but still defining and even imitated, the weave of linen is copied by less wrinkly fibers to achieve the look and prestige of linen. It comes from the versatile flax plant, one of the oldest plants known; consequently linen is also one of the oldest fibers used after leather and wool, essentially because man went from hunting, to shepherding, to planting.
Linen is perceived as a vestment of purity. Used by many ancient priests probably because of its cleanliness and resistance to germs. Proof of this are the mummies of Egyptian pharos which were found with intact linen fabrics while other fabrics disintegrated or rotted away. It was so treasured in Egyptian times that it was valued as currency. Linen’s history, unmatched qualities and symbolism render it a fabric of stature today, and in times to come as it is written in the book of revelation that those going to heaven are dressed in fine linen, so it is safe to assume that there is a textile industry in heaven and therefore interior designers for all!
- TALISH, FIG LINEN /KRAVET
- EVERGLADE, ROAST LEATHER /LARSEN
- ART OF DESIGN, CORAL CAPRI /KRAVET
- ANOLA, MAZE 10% LINEN /KRAVET
- SOHO, POTIRON /MANUEL CANOVAS
- 28931, 1619 /KRAVET
- LIMA, PIMENT-SAFRAN /MANUEL CANOVAS
- JENTRY, CLAYPOT / KRAVET
- CEYLON KEY, SPUNGOLD /KRAVET
- INTERNODE, PAPRIKA /KRAVET