Here’s a centuries-old summer staple, worth noting for 2018: “chik” window blinds, woven in India of bamboo, with lattice patterns made of ecru cotton. We particularly like the blinds from Joss Graham in central London (a “well-known destination for collectors, travelers, interior designers, and all those who have a passion for handmade fabrics from around the world”), which are favored by designers like Rita Konig, who uses them in traditional, and not just modern-tropical, interiors.
According to Joss Graham: “Indian split-bamboo chik blinds have been made and used in India for centuries to shield and cool interiors in the blinding light of the Indian summer. Think of cool, shaded verandas; filtered sunlight throwing dappled patterns on stone floors.”
Here’s a look at their offerings.The blinds are available £10 per square foot plus tax for the natural, undyed versions, or £11 per square foot plus tax for blinds with dyed strings, tapes, and pulleys. See Joss Graham for more info.
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