I spotted this beautiful jacquard at the always impressive Maharam showroom this week during NeoCon 2012. In collaboration with Antwerp-based Studio Job, the American textile brand showcased Farm and Farm Stripe, depicting traditional farmland scenery in a complex woven jacquard construction. This complementary pair of dense, narrative patterns is an ode to rural heritage. Using a flattened perspective, Farm presents an assemblage of livestock, crops, implements, and rural transport, while Farm Stripe features repeating ribbons of farm iconography— pitchforks, apples, split-rail fences, sheaths of wheat, and life-sized horseflies all make appearances.
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