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.
"Saint Catherine" purse
Silk. 10 x 9 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company.
In his Saint Catherine (ca. 1510), one of the most beautiful paintings of the Spanish Renaissance, Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina combined Italianate elements with local ones, such as the Moorish fabric of the tunic, decorated with large Arabic letters. It is precisely these characters that inspire the silk print on this exquisite coin purse.