Material: Soft and lightweight, natural woven fibres with 10% cashmere.
Colours: Charcoal black, soft fawn brown
Size: 140 cm x 140 cm (Dry clean only)
Arrives in a box with 'Story Card'
The Shop Floor Project’s latest scarf collection takes inspiration from, and pays homage to, the extraordinary female ‘plant hunter’ Maria Sibylla Merian. The 17th century explorer and artist was a renowned naturalist, entomologist and botanical Illustrator.
Our beautiful, large wraps and fine silk squares feature cut-out silhouettes of tiny seed pods, giant leaves, vines, flowers and insects in a colour palette inspired by the dramatic watercolours of Merian.
Her story is a fascinating one, setting sail from Amsterdam with her daughter, across the Atlantic to Surinam in South America to study its native plant and insect life.
Years after her death, Merian's accurate and beautiful illustrations were used by scientists, including Carl Linnaeus, to classify species, and today her prints and paintings are prized by museums around the world. More than a dozen species of plants and animals are named after Merian.