We were fortunate to find the perfect linen on one of our first visits to Mallorca. These fabrics were hand loomed on the island 50, 75, 100 years ago as matrimonial bed covers, so there is a deep tradition & history behind them.
No two are the same -- some are finely woven with a quiet elegance, and others are rough & heavy with some hemp woven in. And of course, there are the effects of age -- some are well-loved & well-worn, and others retain their original structure & heft. It's a joy to spread our pieces out on the work table -- study, feel, fold, smell them -- to determine how to best use each one. It's with a great respect for the history of this Mallorquín drap that we then decide how to create our espanyolet collection.