Poggi Bonsi Gifts carries a wide variety of fine European linens loomed in Italy and France. We are also delighted to feature an extensive line of value-priced Couleur Nature French-designed linens which are made in India by the traditional hand-block printing method. These beautiful linens are machine washable and extremely durable. Poggi Bonsi carries a selection of tea towels for the kitchen, tablecloths and napkins in a variety of patterns and sizes. The lush fruit themes and vibrant colors in this collection bring the charm of the French countryside to any home.
History of Couleur Nature:
While traveling through Rajasthan, India, Paris based designer Bruno Lamy was introduced to the age-old technique of hand-block printing, an art form passed down from generation to generation. Impressed and inspired by the unique beauty of hand-made textiles using this technique, Mr. Lamy returned to Paris and began creating a visually enticing array of Provencal-inspired linens that has become known as Couleur Nature. Sold throughout Europe and North American, Couleur Nature has quickly become a household must for the sophisticated consumer.
The art of hand-block printing is an intricate and extensive process with over 100 studied movements. The local craftsmen, who have preserved this ancient tradition, use hand-carved teakwood blocks to carefully apply layers of rich shades of dye reflecting the myriad of colors found in nature. The cloths are washed and dried after each new colour is applied; once all of the colours have been applied, the fabric is cut and stitched accordingly. Inherent to this artisan process, tones and finish vary, thereby guaranteeing a unique and beautiful collection of linens.
Couleur Nature table linens are offered in a vibrant assortment of designs and sizes that suit a wide-range of personal styles and occasions. The versatility of our designs allows the linens to be used on formal or casual table settings year-round and are suitable for everyday use.
Mr. Lamy has been designing textiles for over two decades and is continually inspired by the response of the U.S. consumer. As a result of the high demand and admiration for these linens, two new prints are introduced each season in various colour ways and are interchangeable with previously introduced patterns. “I am thrilled to share my discovery of this rich tradition with all of Europe and North America and hope you will enjoy the beauty and quality that is “Couleur Nature”.
We are thrilled to feature a wonderful collection of these beautiful and durable linens in our French-designed linen collection at www.poggibonsigifts.com.