Majorcan Fabrics, artisan quality product
The traditional Majorcan fabric, known locally as “Telas de Lenguas” (fabric of flames) is distinguished for its simple geometrical patterns and motifs, lively colours and infinite range of tones, the design of which is based on a recopilation of the original fabric commonly used for years in island homes. The logical evolution in taste over the years has resulted in the creation of a series of NEW EXCITING DESIGNS AND COLOURS and their traditional use has been extended to other fields. As a result, today these fabrics are now known and highly appreciated in many other countries around the world.
It is said that the origin of this fabric is oriental, a highly probable theory if we take into account that Majorca was once the central mooring site of ships transiting the commercial routes between Asia and Europe. In fact, the oriental “Ikats” are very similar to the Majorcan “Telas de Lenguas”; hand-dyed fabric, with a smudge-like, discontinuous pattern and lively, irregular colours. The passing of time has witnessed the evolution of these fabrics which are now considered as autoctonous, our very own.
Normally used in decor, mainly curtains and upholstery, the most commonly used variety is made of cotton-linen although, prior request, it may also be confectioned from silk-linen for more select uses. The most traditional colour has always been blue, using natural indigo, however today any colour is possible thanks to the introduction of chemical dyes guaranteeing the maximum level of quality.