Indiennes Textile & Wallpaper
2000 years before our era, the history of the Indians begins.
These are cotton fabrics printed in bright colors whose shades are fixed by an empirical process. The patterns are generally geometric, dancing, composed of imaginary plants or modeled on lush oriental vegetation.
The increase in commercial relations between India and Europe, notably thanks to the creation of the Compagnie des Indes in the 17th century, will make it possible to develop a taste for exoticism among Westerners, but also to forge formal links between East and West in the production of patterns for fabric manufacturing.
The immense success of the textiles resulting from this cultural syncretism will lead to the discontent of artisan weavers, including the Lyon Silks, weakened by this competition and lead to their prohibition.
In 1759 Indians were legalized: Mulhouse then Lyon, Paris... went to produce their own textiles. Marseille, a place symbolizing the link between continents, a pivot for the importation of fabrics from the Levant and benefiting from the status of a free port, will be one of the first places of Indianage, due to its location but also the pronounced Provençal taste for these imported cotton goods.
The lightness, exuberant patterns and bright colors of Indians make their success undeniable. Even today, our workshops maintain this exceptional know-how through original creations.