Nana Tana Lawn™ Cotton
This design takes the idea of a grid as its format, honouring artist Nana Shiomi’s practice of creating pictorial series within a set of square dimensions. Symbolic motifs such as bonsai trees, waves and a dog are captured interacting between the different squares, adding a sense of playfulness that brings the print to life. Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock is used to create the artwork’s distinctive appearance.
Our Tana Lawn™ cotton is a fabric built by obsession, perfected into a modern masterpiece of production through a bespoke process that has evolved over a century. Printed in our very own Liberty Printing Mill, located between Milan and Lake Como in northern Italy, Tana realises unmatchable fluidity with a silk-like touch, unique print quality and striking colour vibrancy. Machine washable and durable enough for daily wear, it can be used to create everything from simple separates to spectacular statement pieces.
“I am always interested in the interplay of East and West and I am also interested in theatre – there is something quite theatrical about Nana Shiomi’s designs. The carp fighting the violent waves, but especially the little squares with various creatures treading the boards.” – Anna Buruma, Head Archivist
Pricing: All fabrics are priced per metre length
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From Japan With Love was created by Liberty Fabrics in collaboration with eight contemporary Japanese artists. The collection’s contributors worked across a wide range of graphic, textile and fine art mediums, creating visually stunning artworks that were transformed into fabric layouts by our in-house London design team – each finished print reflects a different influential facet of Japanese art and design. Nana Shiomi is an multi award-winning artist-printmaker whose work draws upon Japanese art traditions such as ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking, interpreted in a distinctively thoughtful and modern way.
- Name: Nana
- Fabric Type: Tana Lawn™ Cotton
- Composition: 100% Cotton
- Roll Width (finished/usable): 1.36m/1.33m
- Weight: 76 g/sqm, 104g/lm
- Care: Wash 40°C, line dry