Antique textile-collector Karun Thakar told us that the original Matahari trade cloth that inspired this design was unlike any other Indian textile he had ever seen. ”The minimalist design of the sun with its kinetic rays,” he says, “has a universal appeal that makes its origin very difficult to place.” That’s exactly why we loved it, too.
Though these types of textiles were produced on the Coromandel Coast in India, they were used in Indonesia for their protective qualities, as the dark and light patterning holds significant meaning.
We took this stunning motif and pared it down to a smaller, yet courageous scale, surrounding it with a soft backdrop that references the watery touch of resist-dyed textiles.
Karun’s delicately patterned backdrop is available on its own without the sun motif as Sarasa.
Our fabrics are printed on Belgian-made linen using water-based inks; because we are able to print low minimums with quick turn-arounds, we leave very little to waste. Due to the nature of our printing process, our fabrics may start to develop a slight patina over time as the fibers become naturally displaced. We embrace this quality and have created our designs with this in mind; we prefer the imperfect, favoring this over designs that are meant to look obviously antiqued.
Printed on: 100% heavy linen
Available colors: Rust
Please visit the website for pricing & minimum quantity supplied, which is generally a 5 yard, however, smaller orders can be accommodated with an additional fee.