Such a fun and quirky vintage chinoiserie fabric, this piece is notable for its oddball colors and unique personages, giving it a tongue-in-cheek feel.
Several different vignettes are seen through the piece: At the center two ornate and imperial figures walk, fan in hand through a garden. Behind them a figure sits in a grove as gardeners work nearby. To the side a lone female figure sits in a garden at the edge of a bridge reading while beyond her in an area of shrubs and trellises two figures appear to guard her, with a hand up in stern warning to stop. To the other side a louche trio sits, the woman gazing back at the viewer almost like a Manet. Forward of all of this an imperial figure appears to escort an older gentlemen, possibly a religious man.
Ornately abstracted fretwork and architectural features populate throughout and the flowers and foliage are almost like trippy cartoons.
FIBER: 100% cotton, midweight upholstery fabric.
COLORS: Whatever your screen shows, the overall background and color effect is of a distinctly cornsilk-citron color. Pic #1 has the most accurate background color but it is a bit more vivid than my pics show.. On that are illuminating yellow, olive green, millennial pink, black, piglet pink, and burnt apricot.
SIZE: 53″ wide + .5″ selvage each side by 1 yard increments with up to 3.5 yards available. Currently it’s one continuous 3.5 yard piece (with a $37. discount when buying the whole piece). I have an additional 2 yard piece of this that I can list if the current amount is not enough for your project.
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. I source vintage items either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on energy and resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, which is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.
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