Snow Leopard Designs is Philip Jacobs` second brand for FreeSpirit Fabrics. His other brand is The Kaffe Fassett Collective where he collaborates on collections with Kaffe, Brandon and Liza. For Snow Leopard Philip works from his studios in Dorset and London and specializes in producing beautifully designed collections inspired by exotic cultures from far-away lands and distant mountains and valleys as well as the traditional florals for which he is well known. The Snow Leopard archive is a vast resource containing many thousands of antique designs, fabrics, prints and paintings that inspire the exciting collections. The archive includes hundreds of luscious 19th century English and French floral chintzes, wallpapers and paintings. Antique silk brocades and murals from China and Tibet. 19th century Japanese woodblock prints and original paintings and drawings by the great masters: Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. As well as a vast range of 19th century English botanical illustration made by the great Victorian explorers and plant hunters, and beautiful fabrics and rugs from the Middle East.
The designs are all carefully hand painted and colored in the studios in both traditional and contemporary styles ensuring a continuation of these great artistic traditions from the past, while looking to the design needs of the future.
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