Judiciously cut you could get two stunning (but not identical) full rectangular pillow fronts out of this piece that would feature a large lily pad, and up to two fish each. The remaining fabric could be cut into a variety of small projects (bean bags, wrapping fabric, collage, appliqué, quilt scraps, etc.)
Gorgeously rendered and colorful koi fish swim among lily pads in one part of the design while bluish-white line drawings of the motif fill out the remainder of the design. 1982 Stroheim & Romann titled “Kengio,” #41114 in the Stroheim archive.
Perfect for quickly making dad, your uncle, your hubby, or grandpa a fun and personal Father’s Day gift!
COLORS: A background of greener-teal than my pics show (pics look more blue) with sage and forest lily pads, chartreuse leaves, burnt orange, taupe, khaki, salmon, peach, and sky blue/white lines.
FIBER: 100% light to mid-weight cotton chint, screen-printed.
SIZE: 26.25″ wide w/ .5″ selvage on each side by 33.5″ long. Lily pad flowers are 7.5″ wide by 6″ high and fish are about 4.5″ long.
MAKER: Another immigrant success story, Julius Stroheim founded a luxury upholstery and fabric business in 1865 in New York called Schneider, Stroheim, and Co., which broke apart in the mid 1880s to become Julius Stroheim and Co. When its founder died, son Salo Stroheim joined forces with a Mr. Romann (sorry, can’t find his name), and even after Romann’s death the firm, which had grown wildly in the early 20th century, both domestically — including Los Angeles and the Hollywood scene — and internationally into Asia and Western Europe, kept the name Stroheim and Romann in order to capitalize on its well-respected brand. Typical of the industry as faster fabric fashion took over in the late twentieth century era of globalism, firms merged, and thus the Stroheim name and its coveted archives were sold more than once, ending up today with Fabricut.
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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