HBL Tradeshows: Rocio Moreno at Decorex, London

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The striking luminous colour of Spanish designer Rocio Moreno's tie-dye hangings stood out vividly on her stand at Decorex in London this week. The collection of hangings and silk brocades are produced in India on manual looms, using traditional techniques. The weavers that Rocio works with are unique, in that they continue to work the complex technique of brocade by hand, with the same methods used since the 15th and 16th centuries in Venice and other eastern countries. This type of silk cloth is loomed with a double-warp and specially treated silk, which results in the fabric's extraordinary beauty and lustrous satin finish.