Opera Carousel Liberty Tana Lawn™
$49.96 per metre
($12.49 per qtr metre/0.27 yard)
Liberty Fabrics Archivist’s Edit ivory/blue printed 100% cotton Tana Lawn™
Weight: 104 gsm
Matches Gütermann thread no: 111
Opera Carousel is based on a print from 1951, created by a French design company for Liberty. We have many swatches in our archive that do not show the complete print – instead requiring a little bit of imagination to create the full picture.
The Archivist’s Edit is curated by our legendary archivist Anna Buruma, the protector and custodian of Liberty’s design history for over 20 years. Encompassing 20 beautiful prints, the capsule collection shines a light into the more unusual and lesser-known corners of Liberty’s archive. Fragile fragments and half-forgotten artworks are regenerated into new designs by the in-house artists, drawing inspiration from Buruma’s favourite periods within the brand’s 145-year timeline as well as from across her own life and history.
“This rather eccentric conversational design of tumbling ships, spaceships and creatures among flowers is typical of the joyful side of 1950s design. It has been adapted and brought up to date by the Liberty design studio with quirky additions such as an octopus – one of my favourite creatures.” – Anna Buruma, Head Archivist
Printed in Italy on Liberty's Tana Lawn™ cotton, a fabric built by obsession, perfected into a modern masterpiece of production through a bespoke process that has evolved over a century. Printed in the 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.
Liberty fabrics are so lusciously soft to touch and are perfect for dresses, shirts, tops, skirts, sleepwear etc.
If weight, handle or colour matching is essential please order a sample be posted to you.