Two things stand out in the gorgeously understated vintage Schumacher chintz called “Trade Winds.” First is the unrivaled tone of its background color, called “cocoa” by the maker. It’s this lush, saturate, luminescent brown like something out of the Williamsburg collection of paints at Benjamin Moore.
The second is the depiction of the lotus flowers with seed heads, the lotus pods a central focal point in the piece.
This bold and dramatic design, with its twisting branches and large flowers offers myriad choices for the daring designer.
COLOR: Brilliant dark taupe with an almost shimmering quality, with celadon, ivory, blush, pale olive green, taupe, black, and pale papaya.
SIZE: 25.5″ wide + 1″ selvedge on right side x 52.5″ long
Maker: F. Schumacher & Co. was founded by Frederic Schumacher in the late 19th century in New York and went on to become one of the most influential American design houses of all time, working on multiple White House interiors and other historic homes across the decades, employing design doyenne Dorothy Draper, and drawing from history and their own archives in notable design projects. Take some time to read their fascinating history here: https://www.fschumacher.com/about/ourheritage
What Can You Make? Simply framed would be nice, or as the background to a memo/message board would be fun, too. Great Father’s Day gift. A pillow, Roman shade for a small/med window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair seat and/or back. Or use like this designer is doing, by piecing it to one part of a piece of furniture while using other fabrics to finish it out: https://w9yards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Birds-of-a-Feather-pg-1.png
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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