Aiko Luxury Linens announces the arrival of Manuel Canovas fine French bedding just in time for Spring 2007.
Manuel Canovas is the French design firm known for its bold and unusual color harmonies. Although European, it follows a tradition of vibrantly printed fabrics that have their origin in 16th century India.
Because of the Crusades, India was Europe?s main supplier of cotton fabrics. Calico prints from India, called ?indiennes?, seduced the European aristocracy with strong color and original designs. Although printed fabrics are so much a part of today?s d?cor, in 18th century France they were both rare and expensive.
Aiko Luxury Linens (www.italianfinelinens.com) is pleased to introduce Manuel Canovas French bedding with the following selections:
MADAM BUTTERFLY: A design adapted from Japanese graphic arts, Madam Butterfly is printed in a soft blue (blue was traditionally dyed with indigo) and expresses all the beauty and tenderness of the opera for which it is named.
SRINAGAR: In the province of Kashmir, Srinagar represents a place of wealth and abundance. How appropriate to produce an opulent paisley bed linen representing the growing shoot of the date palm. This design is available in copper, tangerine and teal tones.
PALI: Pali has the look of a woodblock print, a technique generally thought to be invented in India in the fourth century BC. It represents tropical fruits with lush vegetation, and is available in 2 colorways: blue/green and hot pink.
CIPANGO: This is classic Manuel Canovas toile de jouy, expressing a passion for exuberant color and a love of exotic travel. CIPANGO French bedding is a landscape of elephants, tigers and classic Indian architectural elements. It is available in 2 colorways: chocolate on blue and raspberry pink on orange.
Manuel Canovas luxury bedding combines the best of French chic with exotic patterns of the Indian subcontinent in exuberant hothouse colors - they give off an almost palpable warmth and light.
Consumers may purchase Manuel Canovas bed linens at Aiko Luxury Linens in Miami, Florida or online at www.italianfinelinens.com.