A great gift piece for someone whose been to Surakata, this vibrant and exotic mid century Schumacher reflects the increase in world travel and interest in other cultures so indicative of the 1960s.
Surakata, a city in Java, Indonesia, is also known for its thriving batik fabrics, and this piece is clearly an homage to that, while also showing the contrast to minimalism that fleshed out the Mid Century aesthetic in America and England. Light hand, easy drape. Hand printed, 100% cotton, a striking piece for multiple possible projects.
Schumacher #50880. Interestingly the tag reads: “A document from Africa found in the Brooklyn Museum which uses the various stages in the development of the butterfly for motifs on this polished percale. Emphasizes the universal appeal of geometric designs.”
COLOR: Gorgeous chartreuse, Kelly Green, deep brown, white, Robin’s Egg BLue, and reds that run from burnt sienna to bright red.
SCRAPS: See quilting or craft scraps of this fabric in various colorways here.
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
SIZE: 34″ wide + 1″ selvedge on each side x 49″ long