Monday, July 29, 2013

INTO IT… the Delft porcelain patterns

Blue and white prints have been around since a while now, but a only a certain type of pattern really keeps to come up season after season: the Dutch tile inspired motifs for which the city of Delft is famous. Delft is well known for their Delftware, other than to be the city where the painter Johannes Vermeer was born. Delftware or delft pottery refers to blue and white and tin glazed pottery made in and around Delfts. The colors of the porcelain products are inspired by the imported Chinese porcelain (bone china) of the 17th century, which have been imported by the Dutch East India Company, while the motifs are changing.