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.
Silk bag (lapis lazuli)
Silk. 25 x 30 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company.
Many of the paintings in the Museo del Prado were commissioned by powerful patrons — kings, nobles, ecclesiastics — as can be seen in the quality of their pigments. This is evident in the virgins' cloaks painted by Fra Angelico with ultramarine blue, obtained from lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. This delicate, deep blue silk bag, designed exclusively for the Museum, echoes this rich tradition. Dry clean only.