An amazing find from Gabrielle Cie, this faux silk shantung with gorgeously colored silk screened flowers and foliage is of a material, weight, and drape that makes it uniquely suited to making a curtain panel/café curtains, or a lined sheath or maxi dress with a 1960s period flair. The very 1960s line drawing illustrative quality lends particular charm.
Great focal fabric for a naturalistic or artists’ retreat, rural setting AirBnb, or period pad in the city.
FIBER: A burn test suggests that it is mostly a synthetic with some silk fiber. The weave makes it appear like a shantung/dupioni.
SIZE: 48″ wide + 1″ left hand selvage and .5″ right hand selvage x 90.75″ long (or 2.5 yards long).
COLOR: On an off-white background are chartreuse, grass green, burnt orange, millennial yellow, illuminating yellow, and russet.
CONDITION: Largely excellent — a few small stains (pics #8 & #9) that would probably come out with special targeted treatment but if not, they probably wouldn’t really be seen as they are so minor, especially if the fabric is used for drapes/curtains.
MAKER: She’s all over the place and yet like too many Mid Century fabric designers, Gabrielle Cie goes without much in the way of a biography. Whomever knows her, should fix that as her fabrics are amazing and very collectible!
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current 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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