This whimsical print was derived from a piece of ancient fabric belonging to antique textile collector Karun Thakar. In reworking the pattern’s scale we have ensured that the insects and butterflies can be clearly seen, meandering amongst the tulips. Tulips and Butterflies is printed on a Mutka Silk basecloth that reproduces the naturalistic details to wonderful effect.
The Karun Thakar Fund
As a way of acknowledging Karun Thakar’s generosity in allowing Soane to draw inspiration from the textiles in his collection, we initiated The Karun Thakar Fund in collaboration with the V&A Museum.
Established in 2021 by Soane and anonymous donors, The Fund promotes materials-based, object-led learning, drawing on the collections of both the V&A and Karun Thakar and offers scholarships to student practitioners and researchers studying any aspect of Asian or African textile/dress design or history. By choosing fabrics from Soane’s collaboration with Karun Thakar you are directly supporting this Fund.
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By choosing fabrics from Soane’s collaboration with Karun Thakar you are directly supporting The Karun Thakar Fund.
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