Tarantella

This collection is entirely based on Italian peasant design of the 18th & 19th Century. Some of them are taken from textiles such as tablecloths, bedspreads and clothing and others are taken from milking stools or ox yokes. This is a collection that once again returns to the rhythm section of repeat patterns but I very much wanted this to be something that was reflective of ordinary life rather than the high-faluting palazzos of dukes, popes and doges. There are remarkable similarities in some of these designs with South & Central American textile design of the same period and also with Navajo Indian – this is most probably caused by the constraints of the looms rather than any cultural crossover.