Description

Marimekko’s Veljekset (Finnish for brothers) fabric features an enchanting pattern that depicts bears, bobcats, squirrels, woodpeckers and owls among dark trees. Inspired by Finnish folklore, Maija Louekari designed the forest motif to celebrate the centennial of Finland’s independence. The Veljekset fabric is made of 100% cotton, and its repeat measures 81 cm. The fabric has been printed in Helsinki, Finland.

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Veljekset fabric

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Material
100% cotton
Colour
Grey, black, blue
Width
147 cm (+-3%)
Repeat
81 cm
Notes
This fabric is sold by the metre and comes in one continuous length. Add the number of metres required into the Quantity box.
Care instructions
Machine wash 60°C

Maija Louekari

Finnish print designer Maija Louekari (b. 1982) is well-known especially for the textile prints designed for Marimekko. Louekari has studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and in 2003 she won a design competition organized jointly by her university and Marimekko. She has worked as a freelance designer for Marimekko ever since.

Louekari finds inspiration for her patterns from everyday life and the small things, people and sounds that surround her. Also different environments from urban metropolises to Finnish forests contribute to her work. Most of Louekari’s large, uniform patterns have been hand-drawn, and she also likes to experiment with different techniques such as paper cutting. Among her most important works are the Siirtolapuutarha and Räsymatto patterns, originally designed for Marimekko's Oiva tableware range in 2009.

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