Philip Jacobs of Snow Leopard Designs says "The Silk Road was an ancient route that connected China and Southeast Asia with Southern Europe. It originated in the Chinese Han dynasty when it was the principle route for transporting the beautifully woven Chinese silks to the Western world. The Silk Road also played a significant part in the spread of art and culture to the countries found along the route, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Persia and Turkey.
With this new collection from Snow Leopard Designs, I am seeking to develop this beautiful art from these far away exotic cultures. The designs are inspired by the wonderful Ming dynasty Chinese silk brocades, the tree of life designs from the Indian subcontinent and the exotic silk that weaves from the Middle East.".
Snow Leopard Designs is a design studio based in London that specializes in producing beautiful design collections inspired by exotic cultures from far-away lands and distant mountains and valleys. The Snow Leopard archive is a vast resource containing many thousands of antique designs, fabrics, prints and paintings that inspire our exciting collections. The archive includes hundreds of luscious 19th century English and French floral chintzes, wallpapers and paintings. Antique silk brocades and murals from China and Tibet. 19th century Japanese woodblock prints and original paintings and drawings by the great masters: Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.
A vast range of 19th century English botanical illustration made by the great Victorian explorers and plant hunters, and beautiful fabrics and rugs from the Middle East. The designs are all carefully hand painted and colored in our studio in both traditional and contemporary styles ensuring a continuation of these great artistic traditions from the past, while looking to the design needs of the future.