Whether seen as a remarkable wall hanging or a precious blanket, this throw fulfils the ambition inspiring the design: to take make an artform of a high quality, functional object. As such it is a striking, contemporary artefact designed by an artist, but hand woven in cotton rather than painted on a canvas.
The Spanish artist Natalia Vico has created a highly stylised pattern on this throw from flat planes of woven colour. From Behind two flowers, one of which may be a peace lily, a woman’s head and shoulders appear. Her flowing hair, and the parallel, curvilinear lines of the background, create a pleasing sense of movement.
Hang it on a wall in a breakfast or drawing room, so that its pattern can be appreciated as a work of art, or drape it over a sofa or bed to enjoy the rich folds of colour and the softness of the textile. The effect will rejuvenate any interior.
Material: 100% hand woven North Carolina cotton
Dimensions: 178cm x 137cm (approx.)
Care: Wash at a cool temperature on a gentle, wool cycle; tumble dry on a cool cycle or, ideally, hang out to dry naturally