A selling exhibition of vintage Chinese blue & white paste resist textiles sourced by textile dealer Noel Chapman of Bleu Anglais, which have inspired Bleu de Chine, a limited edition fragrance by Angela Flanders.
Bleu Anglais specialises in vintage indigo folk textiles from rural China personally sourced by Noel Chapman. These simple handwoven cotton fabrics, simple in essence and rich in cultural significance, rarely seen outside of village life, are now almost completely disappeared.
Traditional dowry and wrapping cloths, quilt covers, and panels combine floral and animal motifs with an array of auspicious symbols rich in history and folklore.
Most pieces date from the first half of the 20th century, some from the end of the 19th century and display their age with the characteristic fading we similarly associate with our beloved indigo blue jeans.
Bleu Anglais sells and exhibits at The Selvedge Fair, The Antique Textile Society, The Decorative Living Fair and The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair at Battersea (October 22 – 25 2020) and will be showing at Angela Flanders Spitalfields Perfumery from September 12-20.
Bleu de Chine is a sophisticated scent inspired by the vintage Chinese indigo paste resist textiles, sourced by textile expert Noel Chapman of Bleu Anglais.
The perfume features notes of bergamot, lavender and patchouli. These last two ingredients, when perfectly blended together, create a third, indefinable scent which is a perfect match for these individual textiles.
This cool and aromatic scent features top notes of invigorating bergamot, soothing lavender, and a base of mature patchouli aged for richness and depth, with a heart of bois de rose which lends its spicy woody, floral beauty.
Bleu de Chine creates a soothing yet exotic atmosphere in the home either as a diffuser or a perfumed candle, and is also available in eau de toilette or eau de parfum.