The Fifteenth Century: oils, frescoes and illumination - Rich silks, linen and wool were the basic materials used for dress manufacture at this time. Plain dyed fabrics were popular, but during this period designers excelled in the use of all over patterns using stylized flowers, vines and geometric motifs. Larger all-over patterns were brocaded. Designs were inspired by garments in oil paintings, frescoes and illuminated manuscripts from this era.
Eben was inspired by the depiction of angel wings in fifteenth century illustrated manuscripts. Stylized feathers are adorned with tiny geometric patterns found on garments painted within the scripts. The design of this Liberty London print was hand drawn and then mono printed before color was added. Tana Lawn’s distinctive hand-feel and translucent softness make it a versatile favorite.