Inspired by primitive stone carvings, natural materials and early textiles of Ancient Egypt, ACACIA (pronounced uh-kay-sha), gets its name from the plant praised for its sacred properties, flowers and seed pods. The capsule collection features three new patterns HANNU, GAMAL and KIYA available in an earthy color palette of ochre, neutrals, navy and celadon.
“When I began exploring initial concepts for the collection, I was incredibly drawn to the pigments, paintings, carvings and plant life from Ancient Egypt,” explained Caroline Cecil, founder of Caroline Cecil Textiles. Inspired by Egyptian Artifacts, ACACIA was influenced by carvings found on the statue of a Pharaoh, etchings on shells and brush strokes on Egyptian pottery.
Hand printed in California onto the finest Belgian linens and linen/cotton blends, each pattern originates as an India ink painting and is translated onto heritage linens through the artisanal process of hand screen printing. “I am so proud of this new collection, the pattern language and colors have a livable feel while being rich with history,” continues Cecil. “As a textile designer for interiors, I aim to design liveable collections that will enrich homes for decades to come.”
Caroline Cecil Textiles takes great pride in contributing to a fresh and modern approach to textiles while being part of the re-emergence of craft in today’s interior design community.
ACACIA by Caroline Cecil Textiles
The three patterns are available in a color palette of ochre, neutrals, navy and celadon.
HANNU, named in honor of an Egyptian noble and inspired by a patterned quartzite pharaoh bust stone carving.
GAMAL, which translates to “handsome and beautiful” is Caroline’s interpretation of a patterned Egyptian amulet said to protect and heal.
KIYA, named after the wife of an Egyptian pharaoh is inspired by a woven textile fragment from the New Kingdom.