Scalamandré

HAND BLOCK PRINTING

The art of hand block printing was created as early as 3000 BC and has been practiced ever since. Due to the handmade element and multiple steps, this beautiful process takes plenty of care and time, resulting in a slightly unique pattern repeat every time, much like a piece of art!

Marvel at the Scalamandré hand block printed designs from the Pacifica, La Bohème and Merchante Collections, and discover the unique qualities that make each one so remarkable.

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from the Pacifica Collection

Satomi Hand Block Print

SATOMI HAND BLOCK PRINT
SATOMI HAND BLOCK PRINT
Thirty-one carved blocks are printed by hand to create the fine linework and shading of this delicate chinoiserie scene. Every yard of Satomi Hand Block Print will be slightly different due to this labor-intensive process. These nuances add to the special luxury of this handmade fabric, available in serene, timeless palettes.

Drapery: SATOMI HAND BLOCK PRINT with PARQUET VELVET TAPE. Front Pillow: HANA EMBROIDERY with BOULEVARD CORD. Back Pillows: RISA WEAVE with OBI CORD. Bench Upholstery: RIVA MOIRÉ.

Q: Where is the Satomi Hand Block print made?

A: Thailand.

Q: How many blocks are involved in the production of Satomi Hand Block Print?

A: Thirty-one individual hand carved blocks.

Q: How long does it take to produce Satomi Hand Block Print?

A: It takes three eight-hour days to produce 15 yards.

Q: How many colors are used in the Satomi Hand Block Print?

A: Eight colors.

Noteworthy remarks...

The blocks for Satomi Hand Block Print were originally cut in September, 1910.

SATOMI HAND BLOCK PRINT

Available Satomi Hand Block Print Colorways

PEWTER
LAVENDER & CITRON
EVENING BLUE



from the Pacifica Collection

Citra Block Print Tape

CITRA BLOCK PRINT TAPE
CITRA BLOCK PRINT TAPE
The delicate motifs of Citra Block Print Tape were taken from the borders of the fabric, Anissa Print. Artisans hand-carved custom wooden blocks that are used to hand-print the pattern on an ivory cotton ground. The colorways of this fresh-faced, Indienne-style tape coordinate with Anissa Print, Farrah Print and Tulsi Block Print Tape.

Bedhanging: ANISSA PRINT. Headboard: HAIKU WEAVE with OBI CORD. Back Pillow: DIAMANTE MATELASSÉ with CITRA BLOCK PRINT TAPE. Front Pillow: MAZE VELVET. Duvet: DIAMANTE MATELASSÉ.

Q: Where is the Citra Block Print Tape made?

A: India.

Q: How many blocks are involved in the production of Citra Block Print Tape?

A: Two hand blocks.

Q: How many people are involved in the production of Citra Block Print Tape?

A: The printing of Citra Block Print Tape is done by a single artisan, to ensure the consistency in pressure applied as well as accuracy and alignment.

Q: How long does it take to produce Citra Block Print Tape?

A: It takes nine hours to print about 25 yards of Citra Block Print Tape. After printing, the tape is lightly washed, air dried in the sun, then ironed and packaged.

Q: How many colors are used in the Citra Block Print Tape?

A: Two colors.

Noteworthy remarks...

Before hand block printing in bulk, the artisan practices for some time until a natural rhythm is developed for the actual printing process.

Available Citra Block Block Print Tape Colorways

MISTY ISLAND
CORAL SPICE
LAKESIDE
TRUFFLE



from the Pacifica Collection

Tulsi Block Print Tape

Maze Velvet
TULSI BLOCK PRINT TAPE
Named for a sacred Hindu plant, Tulsi Block Print Tape is block-printed by artisans in India for a truly hand-crafted look. The colorways of this Indienne-style tape coordinate with Anissa Print, Farrah Print and Citra Block Print Tape.

Sofa Upholstery: MAZE VELVET. Pillows: SEA OF TREES and TOSCANA LINEN with TULSI BLOCK PRINT TAPE. Drapery: REINA SHEER.

Q: Where is the Tulsi Block Print Tape made?

A: India.

Q: How many blocks are involved in the production of Tulsi Block Print Tape?

A: Two hand blocks.

Q: How many people are involved in the production of Tulsi Block Print Tape?

A: About six people total - two master colorists prepare the ink, a master printer and assistant complete the printing, and two people are in charge of finishing.

Q: How long does it take to produce Tulsi Block Print Tape?

A: It takes about four hours to produce 7.5 yards.

Q: How many colors are used in the Tulsi Block Print Tape?

A: Two colors.

Noteworthy remarks...

Although only two colors are used within the Tulsi Block Print Tape, the block printing process makes it appear very multicolored which is a result of the natural variation that comes with the varied pressure of hand.

Available Tulsi Block Print Tape Colorways

MISTY ISLAND
CORAL SPICE
LAKESIDE
TRUFFLE



from the La Bohème Collection

Cumbria Hand Block Print

Cumbria Hand Block Print
Cumbria Hand Block Print
Using the original hand cut blocks from 1922, this print requires 138 blocks to produce one full yard of fabric. This lively pattern features a stylized tree of life adorned with flowers and foliage pairs beautifully with graphic ikats, rustic stripes or rich animal prints and is interpreted in a sophisticated color palette perfect for today’s interiors.

Bench Upholstery: DOT WEAVE.

Available Cumbria Hand Block Print Colorways

AQUAMARINE ON IVORY
SMOKE ON IVORY
CHINA BLUE ON IVORY
MULTI ON CREAM



from the Merchante Collection

Kelmescott Hand Block Print

Kelmescott Hand Block Print
Kelmescott Hand Block Print
This early twentieth century hand block print was discovered in an English archive and has been reproduced using the original wood blocks, which were first cut and printed in July 1924. The multicolored design is composed of 40 separate blocks and requires 80 blocks to complete one full meter of printing, and 1120 per table length. Its charming scenic design of English country life is freshly interpreted in new colorations for today’s interiors. Its allover pattern and crisp linen ground make it a great option for curtains, chair upholstery and decorative accents in great rooms, libraries and bedrooms.

Bench Upholstery: ECHO VELVET.

Available Kelmescott Hand Block Print Colorways

PORCELAIN
LEAF ON IVORY
PEACOCK ON SAND