: The Fabric Of India

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Right now we are obsessed with traditional Indian woodblocking chintzes... these prints could just be THE most beautiful prints created by man. That's a big call, but what could possibly be more precious than these rolls of super-soft cotton voile adorned with the hand-painted filigree, the delicate, beautiful patterns that instantly conjure the romance and mysticism of India? It's exactly what every room needs... something authentic, romantic and happy. These prints were hugely influential over 17th Century French Provencal prints, and still maintain a certain kind of traditional dignity - partly because the creation process hasn't changed much in hundreds of years. It's still done by hand, and the rolls are still laid out in the sun to allow the paint to dry.Tree Of Life loves a little woodblocking, and if you manage to come and visit us instore you will spot splashes of Indian wood blocked chintzes in every corner. Our stock changes all the time, but on any given day you may wander in to discover woodblocked traditional quilted coats, kimono dressing gowns, kurtas, bed throws, ottomans and always a myriad of joyful scatter cushions. Come in and see ...