Palampore is finally here! Named after the lustrous Indian painted fabric panels, Palampore combines exotic Indienne-inspired and indigenous designs in a coordinated collection of fabrics and wallcoverings. The love affair with these decorated cloths became a European sensation in the 17th century as the vivid dying techniques were highly sought after and cotton was considered a luxury fabric for wall hangings and for bedcovers. Patterns in these collections include tree of life elements – influenced by traditional palampore textiles – Jacobean flowers, unique leaf and paisley motifs, decorative small-scale designs and printed paperweaves, as well as a playful tiger, tribal and batik prints, that naturally complement the fabrics.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the collection.
Take a look at the Tansman fabric from the Palampore collection by Anna French, shown below on the headboard. Layering patterns in this neutral color story make for a sophisticated, sleek and serene room setting. All of the bedding fabrics can be found in the Palampore collection. The tribal wallpaper is called Jules and it has a matching print on 100% cotton fabric.
Red, white & blue: timeless and true! La Provence is a matching wallpaper and fabric pattern in the new Palampore collection by Anna French. The large medallions radiate with leaves and paisleys adorned with henna dot details. The chair is looking sleek in Tansman fabric!
Thibaut’s love affair with batiks and tribals continues in Palampore. Shown below: a chair covered in Montecito fabric (note the stripe element of the Montecito pattern is centered!) with draperies in Palampore fabric.
Shown below as wallpaper, Kalamkari is named after a hand-painting technique. The pattern features a large tree of life pattern with Jacobean flowers and leaves. The pillow on the chair is in Palampore (the collection namesake) and Roman shade in Tarascon Trellis Appliqué.
Find all of these patterns and more in the new Palampore collection by Anna French. Come into Design Alliance today to check out this stunning new collection.
Photos courtesy Thibaut.