COLORS: On a minty-tealish background are jade, black, and burnt orange.
SIZE: The dragon in pieces A, B, & C is 18″ w x 12.5″ tall. The dragon in Piece D is 14″ w x 9″ tall.
Piece A: 26.25″ W x 38.5″ L
Piece B: SOLD
Piece C: 25″ W x 39.75″ L
Piece D: 36″ W x 16″ L
CONDITION: All are perfect in fiber strength and color. There is one extremely small and nearly imperceptible slight stain/discoloration on each but it is more than far enough away from the dragon to not been seen on a pillow front or tote bag (would end up in the seam) and will likely come out with minimal treatment.
MAKER: Barbara Tanner’s unique Le Dauphin Design products and personally designed fabrics were highly regarded, being featured in top magazines like Oprah, Architectural Digest, and more in the early aughts.
2009 “Green Dragon” Barbara Tanner Fabric for Le Dauphin
Originally designed by Barbara Tanner exclusively for her own Le Dauphin Design firm (apparently now-defunct), this high-end, upholstery-weight, American-made “Green Dragon” fabric reflected her interest in Asian ceramics and her desire to bring that look to beach umbrella and tote bag designs, each of which sold for $595 in 2007.
The print features a swirly, scaly dragon holding a burnt orange ball surrounded by dreamy, otherworldly clouds.
Use these gorgeous and expressive dragon fabric scraps for a pillow front or tote bag front, while using complimentary fabrics for the backs. Could also be worked into a pieced design — wall hanging or heavier-fabric quilt.
Not waterproof, but water resistant, the fabric appears to be mostly cotton with either a bit of a poly (nylon or other strengthening fiber) and/or a slight coating, or just a strong weave. It does NOT come off as a synthetic and I believe it is mostly if not all cotton.