The BEL OISEAU cushion cover features large forest foliage and a bird motif called "the crane taking flight". Inspired by Japanese screens, this large and graceful bird (Tancho cranes from Japan, Siberia and Manchuria), with white plumage contrasted with black and a red dot at the top of the head, symbolises longevity, fortune and by extension, fidelity and eternal love. European grey cranes do not have such a strong symbolism, but there is nothing to stop us protecting them!
The Bel oiseau tapestry cushion is the result of an endangered craft, woven on the last "tapestry" looms in the Lille metropolis. The weaving is very technical due to the complexity of the mixtures of yarn colours and the incredible diversity of the combined weave effects. Once reserved for the monumental rooms of castles and royal palaces, industrial tapestry invaded bourgeois interiors in the 19th century, before making a comeback in the middle of the 20th century, reinvented by modernist artists such as the ceramic painter Jean Lurçat, who gave it its letters of nobility. The choice of an ancient technique that enhances French know-how is obviously in line with the values of the Alexandre Turpault brand.
On a background of brown foliage, an elegant grey crane flies, a beautiful bird familiar to our territories and migratory with the seasons. The hand-drawn motif is based on the solid technique of lacquered screens. The darker background brings out the lighter motifs and gives density to the whole. The relief is further enhanced by the highly textured material of the tapestry. The back is in Maine linen in the colour "spelt": a warm neutral that echoes one of the shades of the main design. The raw linen piping brings a neat finish to this rare and precious product, which your interior will definitely adopt.