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in marvelous pattern is where we [[underlined]]are[[/underlined]]. Thanks to the Chinese, silks have never been so affordable." [[underlined]]Mikado's[[/underlined]] three colorings are a case in point. Because each has 18 shades highlighted with the gleam of reeled silk, Mr. Larsen has the opportunity to replicate the shimmer of Japanese wood block prints. Overall tones are [[underlined]]saffron[[/underlined]] admixed with pale taupes and turquoise, [[underlined]]aquamarine[[/underlined]] ranging from faded indigo to celadon to spice, and [[underlined]]azalea[[/underlined]], combining coral, pink, and rose. Handwoven in Korea, [[underlined]]Camellia's[[/underlined]] full blown, overscaled blossoms are supported by a lattice of vines and tendrils. The softly feathered images are characteristic of its rare warp-print (or [[underlined]]chine[[/underlined]]) technique. The full gloss surface derived from costly reeled silk whitens each color to a Soft Luster shade as it dramatizes the highlight the shadow of fabric folds. In [[Arrowmont]], one of the most complex printgrounds ever designed transforms a handprint into a complex amalgam of color, pattern and texture. The secret is the Pointillist groundcloth and the magic of discharge printing. Larsen's collection of uni-colored cloths grows as well. From last season we find the glazed jacquard, [[underlined]]Salon Cloth[[/underlined]], and a sturdy [[underlined]]Silk Canvas[[/underlined]] in colors correlated to the patterns. He now previews a glazed handwoven Honan [[underlined]]Tribute Imperial[[/underlined]] and [[underlined]]Rickshaw[[/underlined]], a wide, pebbly surfaced plainweave in as many Soft Luster shades as it has applications. His new [[underlined]]Satinsilk[[/underlined]], is double faced -- one side a brilliant antique satin, the other a softly barred tussah solid. The silk double cloths, [[underlined]]Fanfare[[/underlined]], [[underlined]]Papillon[[/underlined]] and [[underlined]]Morning Star[[/underlined]] also appear in color. Although [[underlined]]Landis II[[/underlined]] is the only wool shown, this two-faced doublecloth is spectacular in three new Soft Luster colorings. Each combines dozens of deep pastel shades. [[underlined]]The rest is cotton[[/underlined]] Cotton, in staggering variety of lustrous satins and velvets, tough tapestries, fuzzy chenilles, pebbled matelassé, and devoré sheers as white and dry as popcorn. [[underlined]]Stillwaters[[/underlined]], a new tapestry landscape, is handprinted on a ground with the heavy repp weave of Gobelin. The same pattern and colors are shown on a glazed voile as well. In [[underlined]]Shalimar[[/underlined]] this image is jacquard woven as a tone-on-tone matelassé bas-relief in durable Egyptian cotton. It is available in 55" and 110" widths. The double width allows seamless application for walls and bedspreads. Sprightly hand drawn fleur-des-lis of Tuilleries punctuate a muted stripe of many soft shades. Its dry canvas ground is remarkable in rose tones and greyed blues. -more-
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