Sophie Coryndon – Albarello – Ink – Linen
Code - ALB001
Sophie Coryndon’s pattern for Albarello at first reads like sheet music from an illuminated medieval manuscript. However, this scrolling motif in fact derives from Moorish earthenware jars known as Albarelli. These jars were used to hold ointments, medicines and even gunpowder and became popular in Italy in the 15th century. While there are many examples of Albarelli designs, a recurring feature is the white ground (albaris is Latin for whitened stucco) and a linear, floral scroll. On closer inspection it is often possible to decipher the contents of each jar through symbols carefully hidden within the pattern.
For the design of this fabric Sophie used pen and ink to draw out her own version and a calligraphic quality has been carefully maintained in the printing method of the fabric.
The crispness of the Apothecary Green colourway on poplin lends itself beautifully to bed hangings, light upholstery and curtains while the Ink colourway can also be used for tight upholstery.
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