Who knew there was a warrior goddess of Britian?

Andastra textile detail pattern with different floral forms on a grid background in bright colors like purple, teal, orange, and red

Well there was, though it takes us back to around 60 AD and a tribal people’s resistance against the Roman Occupation. Her name was Andastra.

Andastra textile detail pattern with different floral forms on a grid background in bright colors like purple, teal, orange, and red

House of Hackney’s latest fabric is named for this intrepid figure, who some believe not only had formidable battle skills but also the power of divination.

Andastra textile detail pattern with different floral forms on a grid background in bright colors like purple, teal, orange, and red

The beautiful hand-painted Damask (Andastra Amazonite) pays tribute. And there’s further history still: the pattern was found in the archives of the Gainsborough silk-weaving house; they even located the original draftsman’s grids, which were used to plot the design onto the loom.

Andastra textile detail pattern with different floral forms on a grid background in bright colors like purple, teal, orange, and red on curtains against white walls with leopard lamp and leopard ottoman in the foreground

Andastra Amazonite is an exuberant print with a floral motif: pistils, stamens, branches, and buds birth forth in a cornucopia of color and movement.

Andastra textile detail pattern with different floral forms on a grid background in bright colors like purple, teal, orange, and red on bed in fancy room with four post bed

Andastra Amazonite is printed on luxurious velvet. It’s ideal for linens, furniture upholstery, and curtains. Other iterations include the complementary color scheme of Andastra Almandine.

Andastra Almandine same pattern but with muted tones and earthy colors

Find out more at House of Hackney.

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