Embroidered Peacock Wall Hangings
The Peacocks design is inspired by traditional Chinoiserie motifs and historical scenic wallpapers, with a contemporary urban twist. The hangings are embroidered on cotton organdie and printed silk organza to give a semi-sheer affect. On the printed organza, the Peacock preens itself proudly off a graffiti-d and shadowed concrete urban wall as a background. On the cotton organdie, the peony design is printed with contemporary multi-cultural graffiti’s. The leaves are fading to Autumn and casting shadows on the wall behind. The Peacocks all have gorgeous silk organza and voile laser cut tails, inlaid with real feathers in the embroidery. Their feathered necks carrying tattoo and henna tattoo patterns. The mixing of contemporary tattoo and urban patterns with traditional decorative Peacock Chinoiserie motifs give a silk wallpaper that is both edgy and luxurious, as well as providing a beautiful meditation on long histories of cultural exchange and inspiration through pattern and design.
(“Chinoiserie, from ‘chinois’ the French for Chinese, was a style inspired by art and design from China, Japan and other Asian countries. In the 18th century porcelain, silk and lacquerware imported from China and Japan were extremely fashionable. This led many British designers and craftsmen to imitate Asian designs and to create their own fanciful versions of the East. The style was at its height from 1750 to 1765.”
These hangings are produced to commission depending on dimensions specified by client; it is also possible to adapt the design to commissions, for example a 3 panel screen or high-backed chair. Please contact me for further information and pricing.