Madidi Clouds Linen


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The Andean spectacled bear, a mysterious and endangered species and inspiration for Paddington Bear, was the focus of Dr Susy Paisley’s years of study in the Andean cloud forest of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. During long periods spent alone for her research, she became obsessed with the intricate patterns and color around her. Lichens, thin-lipped frogs, hummingbirds and toucans, along with her bears, were the subjects of my detailed drawings, and have formed the basis of this design. The composition of the design itself was inspired by a Josef Frank design from 1938 called Anakreon. His design was based on a 3,500-year-old fresco, discovered by a friend of Frank’s, from the palace in Knossos on Crete.

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Name:  Madidi Clouds

Colourway: Natural, Cream or Midnight

Fabric type: Pure linen, from flax grown in France, woven and printed in the UK

Composition: 100% natural linen

These designs are available in natural pure English linen of a medium weight of 250g or a heavyweight 450 g bleached or natural  linen

Usage: Drapery and light upholstery

Care: Dry clean only

Pattern repeat: Half drop

Horizontal/Vertical repeat: LARGE  54″ x 36″ (137.2 cm) The design is only repeated one time across the width of the fabric
Horizontal/Vertical repeat: MEDIUM  27″ x 18″ (137.2 cm) The design is repeated twice across the width of the fabric

Printed width of fabric: 54″ (137.2 cm)

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Weight N/A

Heavy-weight bleached, Heavy-weight natural, Medium-weight natural


Cream, Midnight, Natural


Large, Medium