The Jim Thompson Silk Company is the manufacturer of the finest Thai fabrics. In 2010 it began its collaboration with the Museo del Prado, for which it designed an exclusive collection of products inspired by the works of the Museum. Jim Thompson has taken tradition and reinvented the elegance of Thai fabrics, particularly natural fibres, in a creative model that it applies to items such as this one.
Clara Peeters silk scarf
Silk. 54 x 54 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company.
A dead mallard on a wicker basket is ready to be cleaned and cooked along with other birds in one of the earliest known hunting still lifes, Still Life with a Sparrow Hawk, Fowl, Porcelain and Shells (1611) by Clara Peeters, whose mastery of this genre is evident in the quality with which she painted elements such as the duck feathers reproduced in this delicate silk scarf. Dry clean only.