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We say “walls have ears” but how I wish they could speak as well! The same wish applies to the classic tiles that graced walls and house floors. I would spend hours absorbed in the tales they could unravel. IF ONLY.
Faded, peeling layers of indigo walls of heritage Straits Chinese buildings in this part of the world are a stark testament to years of living. Beautiful floor tiles and rich gilded carvings that adorned doors, windows and room dividers complete the historical picture of the kind of lives that were led then. Though no more in mint condition, every crack and scratch is part of the tapestry of events that characterize these humble decorative backdrops, that once were the pride of every Straits Chinese family’s home.
Call me a romantic at heart, but these remnants of beauty intrigue me enough to put them all together into a modern-day collage aptly called Indigo Romance.
A VAL Original design, Indigo Romance is now available in the form of a silk chiffon scarf with hand-rolled edges (180x42cm) and leggings to complement the outfit. Perfect ‘art to wear’ pieces inspired by heritage artistry.
Imagine the joy of sashaying down the worn down five-foot ways of heritage Straits Chinese buildings, outfitted in Indigo Romance leggings and scarf to match. That is my way of sharing with the world the lasting artistry of yesteryear, while paying tribute to the artisans.
To view the complete Leggings by VAL collection, please click here.
For a peek into the Allure Collection of silk scarves by VAL, please click here.
Coming soon: New bone chinaware with Indigo Romance designs.
Toodles for now.