Festive (but not so American) Fabrics for the Fourth
When I think of the fourth of July, I instantly think of the American flag with it’s
bold colors of red white and blue and the stars and stripes. These beautiful
fabrics might share the same colors of the American flag, but they are far from
stars and stripes. The popular patterns pictured below come from different
cultures, setting them apart from the traditional American plaid.
Paisley -From Persian and Indian culture nicknamed “Persian pickles” by traditional Americans.
Damask – From Islamic and Byzantine culture. This once expensive pattern has become more affordable while keeping the luxurious look.
Greek Key – From (you guessed it) Greek culture. This shape which was only used on decorative pottery can now look great on a decorative pillow on your sofa.
Moroccan Quatrefoil – Moroccan twist on the Gothic architecture pattern. Quatrefoils are coming off of Gothic architecture and on to these great pillows.
Ikat – Coming from South American Cultures this unique pattern pulls off putting blue and red together making a great accent piece.