Along The Wild Path
This design reimagines Fromental’s core chinoiserie style, embellishing the cherry blossom grove with Goop’s own mythical symbols of transformation. From birds and woodland creatures to medicinal herbs like cannabis and mushrooms, there is a huge amount of allegory within the objects in the design.
The hummingbird resembles healing and joy, the butterfly is hope and transformation and the doves bring peace and love. Layered with the true healing power of the various vegetation and plant life found in the designs, every detail has been placed deliberately and thoughtfully to conjure a sense of magic and evolution.
SKU CODE: GF02H
STANDARD: Hand Painted and Hand Embroidered Dyed silk with paper backing
REPEAT: 4 Panels
PANEL WIDTH: 915mm
PANEL HEIGHT: N/A
Each painted panel begins its life as a length of raw silk which we size with a natural adhesive so that it receives paint without bleeding. We often brush the silk with iridescent pearl washes to add further lustre before backing with traditional rice paper. This forms the extraordinary canvas on which our artists work their magic.
For our embroidery, we use unspun silk floss, which in its un-dyed state is so fine as to be almost invisible to the naked eye. It is dyed by hand in small batches, and our embroiderers have thousands of shades at their disposal. It is not uncommon for an embroiderer to work with six tones of the same colour, which he or she will carefully combine to create subtle shifts in hue.
All our embroidery takes place in Suzhou, China. This remarkable city was the birthplace of silk over 4700 years ago and remains the silk capital of the world.