Silk dress "ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS KOKOSHA" silk on a turquoise background
The design of our "Once upon a time there was Kokosha" scarf is inspired by vat prints.
Design and production: Russia.
Size: S,M,L cm.
Material: 100% silk.
The art of pattern fabrics has been known since high antiquity. There were various
manufacturing techniques of hand painting that up to the mid-twentieth century remained more
or less unchanged at textile manufactories.
The design is inspired by vat prints. The
special “Vap” solution was applied to an uncolored canvas, after which the fabric was plunged in
a dye kier – the so called "cube". When the fabric was pulled out, the white pattern remained on
the "Vap" application site. Apparel, tablecloths and curtains were tailored from such prints. The
pattering scope was variegated - from fine ornamental pattern to small subject compositions.