L’arbre de vie

Specialised in reproduction antique chintzes

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The collection chintzes l' Arbre de Vie presents , are reproductions from documents, originally coming from the East Coast of India in the 17th and 18 th century.
In that period the original cotton chintzes were ordered by the V.O.C in India and designed for the European taste.
There is a difference between typical Indian and Persian cotton prints and the ones we used meant for export to Europe in the 17th and 18th century.

The designs

Most of the collection is designed by Willem Rudolf den Haan and printed by Betina printing in The Netherlands. For the printing process, the old fashioned pigment method is being used which prevents fading.
The collections are printed on a 100% cotton cloth 150 cm/60 inch wide of an excellent quality and finished with a slight glaze like the antique examples. Not only to look more brilliant but also to prevent against dust and moisture.
It is not necessary to pre-wash in case of patchwork and the consequence could also be that the glaze will disappear.
The collection is recommended for interior decoration as well as for clothing and patchwork.

Announcement for our clients.

Much to our regret it appears that our dessin nr. 9508 all over Pomegranate was copied in one and the same way by using also 6 of our background colours.
This copied fabric is marked in the border with VOC chintz by Prins & Kooiman PK 5000.
Because this fabric is also being used in the Mystery Kit of Di Ford and sold by the shops on the list in Quiltmania nr. 99, we draw your attention to the fact that these copied fabrics are printed in Asia with reactive dyes which will fade easily.
Our fabric and this original dessin nr. 9508 is printed in The Netherlands with pigment dyes which will not fade for a long period.

Our printer Betina BV in the Netherlands is not responsible
for similar fabrics printed elsewhere.

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