Title: Wrapped in birds and butterflies
Collection: The Regency Wardrobe
Garment: Woman’s shawl
Materials: FSC accredited paper tablecloth, tissue paper, embroidery thread
This piece forms a triptych with Of Frills and Feathers and its accompanying wall hanging. Wrapped in birds and butterflies is likewise inspired by the hand-painted wallpaper in
the William IV room in The Royal Pavilion which was created in the late 20th century, based on Chinese export paper from c.1800
*Please note: Part of the concept of The Regency Wardrobe is that the colour of many of the pieces may change over time. This is to reflect:
- research done by The House of Embroidered Paper into Regency era garments and the observation that the colures of their surfaces have faded overtime (as evidenced by looking under seams and inside material crevices)
- how historical events and people fade in the collective memory
- how the power and prestige of civilizations and empires fades overtime
- how the surfaces of most items we find left to us from history have faded.
Areas of this piece risk changing colour/fading (aging) over-time, just as we do.