Paperblanks Blue Velvet Journals and Pencil Case
The Beauty of Brocade
Paperblanks Blue Velvet Journals take their design from a rare velvet pattern. Initially owned by Hungarian financier art dealer Marczell Nemes until 1931, this original velvet panel reproduced here was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the Rogers Fund in 1945. The piece is patterned with a seven-lobed shield outlined with teardrop shapes. A motif popular at the time, each shield is decorated with an artichoke-like botanical shape created using brocaded gilt metal thread. Inspired by a 15th century velvet tunic used as a British coronation robe.