Nandina in Sapphire
White silk serves as the backdrop for this classic, contemporary colourway. Silver-grey bamboo stand in the middle distance whilst vivid blue foliage takes centre stage.
A fresh and clean composition featuring copious butterflies, and no birds, Nandina is one of our more contemporary Chinoiserie layouts.
Contrasting tones in the foliage give a strong sense of foreground and background, which provides the composition with a lovely feeling of depth.
Specially created to have no ground, the scene creates a less literal landscape with more graphic lines. And of course the absence of base makes it perfect for rooms featuring a dado rail or a half-height panelling.
SKU CODE: C030-PC90
STANDARD: Hand Painted Dyed silk with paper backing
PANEL WIDTH: 915mm
PANEL HEIGHT: N/A
Each painted panel begins its life as a length of raw silk which we size with a natural adhesive so that it receives paint without bleeding. We often brush the silk with iridescent pearl washes to add further lustre before backing with traditional rice paper. This forms the extraordinary canvas on which our artists work their magic.
For our embroidery, we use unspun silk floss, which in its un-dyed state is so fine as to be almost invisible to the naked eye. It is dyed by hand in small batches, and our embroiderers have thousands of shades at their disposal. It is not uncommon for an embroiderer to work with six tones of the same colour, which he or she will carefully combine to create subtle shifts in hue.
All our embroidery takes place in Suzhou, China. This remarkable city was the birthplace of silk over 4700 years ago and remains the silk capital of the world.