Nancy midi silk scarf print detail
Nancy midi silk scarf
The exquisite Nancy print design features my illustrations of Corals, hummingbirds, seaweed and garden flowers.
This design is part of the Museum Botanical collection, I was fascinated by the hidden narratives of the collections within Royal Albert Memorial Museum; artefacts from contrasting provenance finding themselves sitting alongside one another, removed from the contexts of their previous lives, yet linked by the fact that they now form part of a collection bigger than themselves. My research focused on the natural history collections, particularly the 19th century Sladen collection of Echinoderms such as starfish and sea lilies, the vibrant collections of rare and tropical butterflies, and the adjacent treasure trove of bird specimens from across the world. I combined this research with collections from beyond the walls of the museum, including studies of pressed seaweed and coral collected in the early 20th century.
Nancy comprises a range of luxurious silk scarves finished with a hand machine rolled edge, handmade silk clutch bags and purses featuring a metal clasp and cotton lining; and cotton canvas washbags, makeup bags and purses with a zip fastening.
Nancy midi silk scarf and cotton washbag