Natori Line Inspired by Tibet
Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, March 7, 2010
Tibet, the “roof of the world,” is the inspiration for Josie Natori’s autumn/winter 2010 home collection. Tibetan history, social life, folk customs and astronomy all play a role in the designs.
Six bedding collections are featured as well as Natori Home Companions: the solid color collections; and shawls, runners and decorative pillows in shapes, colors, fabrications and embellishments that work throughout a home.
In bedding, Tangka interprets scroll paintings by monks on cloth, silk or paper as well as embellishments in embroidery, appliqué, brocade and patchwork. Port and Tibetan red are accented with teal, copper and cypress.
Snow Lion, the national emblem of Tibet, inspired the embroidered medallion theme. Saffron and curry are mixed with olive accents, textured cotton is mixed with silk dupioni appliqué, and embroidery and subtle geometric prints are part of the ensemble.
Tibetan Plateau is inspired by the grassy windblown steppes of the plateau region. Shades of taupe with accents of green, purple, copper and berry are blended together. The sheets are a mixed set of purple and green obi jacquard.
Everest shows the use of bamboo at a different level with a woven and brushed surface for extra softness, then quilted in an irregular wave pattern in the coverlet. A black silk runner with vertically positioned antique bronze and taupe accent the bed with embroidered silk euro shams. The duvet and sheets are a geometric print on Natoribamboo.
The final bed is Tibetan Tiger, an abstract tiger pattern embroidered on the Natoribamboo euroshams and mixed with a yarn dyed stripe in a silk blend.
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