File this one under once-in-a-lifetime finds! This 1991 Clarence House Fabrics “Karachi” yardage is intricately woven of the finest quality linen and cotton and was handprinted in Italy by Ratti (all of which is documented in hand-printing on the selvedge).
The hand-printing alone will blow your mind and will, without a doubt, make the most luxurious statement of fine decor imaginable. Beautiful surface texture and simply lovely hand.
Clarence House is known world wide as one of the most exclusive and top-of-the-line designers and loomers in the fabric world, particularly for upholstery and interior fabrics.
The Karachi print oozes a transcendent luminescence of color that is at once indicative of the most old world essence of Karachi as a physical place and yet Karachi as a spiritual state of mind, too. Images of bejeweled temples, vining foliage, draping flowers, and repeating architectural motifs suggest a time when Karachi exemplified the perfect union between nature and man’s world.
COLORS: The main background is a natural linen color (less white than some of the pictures show) with vivid orange, deep paprika red, plum purple/blue, olive green, and dark mustard yellow/brown, and a frank brown occasional accent.
With two yards to work with, you could have made some fabulous pillows, a stretched screen or room backdrop, upholster a small chair or footstool in a creative way, or back it and fringe it for a perfectly bohemian shawl or lap blanket of the most relaxed and yet most refined order. Whatever it’s used for will be standout in every way. The quality of the fabric assures it will be a long-lasting and treasured piece.
I sell in full pieces generally, and cannot split these two continuous yards up.
This piece is 55″ wide and 2 yards in continual running length.
Shipping is free world wide for this piece.
Read more about Clarence House fabrics here: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/clarence-house-textile-kazumi-yoshida-article
CONDITION: Mint. Extremely rare.
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