Friday, September 17, 2010

Embroidered Chinoiserie

Today I would like to share with you this panoramic scene of flowering trees and birds designed by Fromental, a company well known for painting and restoring historic wallpaper.
This hand-painted traditional Chinoiserie wallpaper was created before the embroidery process had been developed. Imagine spending hundreds of hours stitching single panels of wallpaper with colorful silk and metallic threads…I can only imagine the level patience and artistry required--all for the love of beauty and elegance.

Photos courtesy of Fromental


Splendid Sass said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous! Such a deep blue. All beautiful.
Have naice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Dear PoE, I do so love Chinoiserie and the wallpaper you show here is absoutely wonderful. As you say, the artistry and attention to detail is breathtaking. My friend, M, in Chelsea had one room of her house hand painted in a Chinoiserie style. It took months but it is a work of art to be enjoyed for ever.


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