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Dombra Spring = Melody & Rhythm


MARIMEKKO fabric: Dombra Spring: Yellow; Designers: Maija Isola and Kristina Isola

Orange, coral, and deep pink on deep yellow. This fabric makes me happy. It was originally designed by Maija Isola in 1960. Maija's designs were inspired by traditional folk art, modern visual art, nature and by her trips around the world. I wonder if she went to Kazakhstan where a long-necked, stringed instrument called a "dombra" is the national instrument? It is similar to a lute and played by either strumming or plucking the strings. "Kazakhs developed the art of solo vocal and instrumental music to a high level. Narrative pieces called kui ("frame of mind," "mood") tell stories or represent specific images, feelings or qualities of human character through melody and rhythm alone. Kuis are most commonly performed on the dombra..." (National Geographic)

See David Baker playing a dombra and singing here; see  a close-up of a man playing a dombra here.

Additional colorways for "Dombra" fabric from Marimekko




Maryam in Marrakech

I love this fabric, too. It reminds me of Indian color block prints.


We also love Marimekko fabrics and felt that we wanted to promote our love for these designs by manufacturing and marketing Marimekko Fabric, Wall Hangings in a range of colours and sizes to suit the modern home and office

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