We are delighted with this new, our fifth, collection of upholstery fabrics by Kravet. This collection tells the story of this unique place as a crossroads of international trade and culture through fabrics inspired by our museum’s renowned textile, basketry and ceramic collections.
Inspiration for these modern interpretations of traditional designs was drawn primarily from small-scale patterns and embroideries in the 25,000-piece textile and dress collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. Iconic Native American textile and ceramic pieces from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture also influenced many of the collection’s designs.
Color and texture inspirations came from diverse mediums such as pottery, basketry, textiles and cut paper patterns, resulting in rich textures and pops of vivid colors that mimic the crisp blue sky, the red earth and an array of the complimentary hues, both hot and cool, so often identified with the beautiful Santa Fe landscape.
For centuries, Santa Fe has been an international hub of culture and commerce, as well as a creative haven for artists, writers, collectors and others drawn to the region’s bohemian lifestyle, spacious landscapes and rich cultural traditions. This eclectic ensemble of textiles embodies this creative approach to living – collected, worldly and modern.
Find more information about this collection at the Kravet website.