L’arbre de vie
Specialised in reproduction antique chintzes
Attention please.Exceptionally this year we will participate in the 20st Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in Sainte Marie aux Mines - Alsace - France, from 18 up till and including 21 st of September 2014.
We will present our collections Den Haan & Wagenmakers- Original Ducth chintzes and the collection L’ Arbre de Vie. Both collections are designed, printed and sold exclusively by ourselves and our printer Betina printing in the Netherlands.
The designsLook at page 'New collection'
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.
Superiour qualityMost 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.