ASTRAKHAN is based on the original indian ink artwork drawn from vintage persian lamb fur, commonly called Astrakhan.
You can read more about the inspiration and see work in progress images here (opens in new tab).
Meticulously rendering the structure of the original fur, ‘Astrakhan’ is a mesmerising pattern with a large and almost undetectable repeat. The overall effect of optical illusion is enhanced through the combination of the superior quality of the fabric and print. The soft texture of this contract grade cotton velvet creates an impression of depth and supports the illusion of fur, turning the drawing back into something tactile and mysteriously organic in appearance.
Astrakhan forms part of my signature Fur Drawing collections, where I create hybrid aesthetics between figurative and textural. The structure of these organic textures invoke something mysterious, whilst translating cultural associations of opulence and luxury.
The cotton velvet creates an illusion of depth, and its tactile feel resembles the softness of fur. The sumptuous texture of the fabric and the quality of the print create a true pleasure for eye and touch.
The poly velvet is an attractive, bold looking and sturdy fabric with a pearly sheen.
Composition: 88% cotton, 12% polyester (superior durability)
Usage: Upholstery, Curtains, Soft Furnishings
Rub test (Martindale rating): 45’000+ rubs
Weight: 416 gsm
Care: dry clean
Made in UK
Composition: 100% polyester
Usage: Upholstery (needs fireproof backing fabric), Curtains, Soft Furnishings
Rub test (Martindale rating): 100’000+ rubs
Width: 136cm/140cm depending on batch
Weight: 370 gsm
Care: dry clean, spot clean with water/soap
Made in UK
Sold by the metre, delivery 14-20 days.
Enter the number of metres required in the box to the left of ‘add to cart’.