The Original Banana Leaf Print. Upon returning from vacation in the South Seas in 1942, Remy & Lucile Chatain sought to recreate not just the rich visual landscapes they had experienced in the tropics, but the sense of lushness and exuberance those sights had filled them with, too.
Together with their friend, noted illustrator and textile designer Albert Stockdale, they designed a large-scale botanical pattern to recapture and evoke those feelings, and mounted it in their showroom.
When Don Loper, the well-known apparel and interior designer tasked with the Beverly Hills Hotel redesign came into their showroom, he knew he’d found the look he wanted. He re-created the Chatains’ mural-style installation he’d seen at the showroom, and expanded it to fit the corridors of the hotel. The result? An ageless icon.
For over 75 years, we have proudly been the sole producer of the authentic Martinique® banana leaf fabric and wallpaper. Accept no substitutes.
Material: 7-ounce Belgian Linen Repeat: 38.8” H x 26” W Fabric Width: 52”
Our iconic Martinique® Belgian Linen is printed in small batches by hand in Los Angeles, California at a family-owned facility. Printed on the finest (and softest) Belgian Linen by our partners who have been printing this pattern for decades now.
Our Green and Navy colorways are printed on Natural linen; Pink, Platinum and Sand are printed on White linen. Interested in printing on a custom fabric ground? Contact us for details.
Minimum order: Two yards.
Need more than three samples? No problem. Just contact us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
For orders larger than ten yards, please contact us - we just want to ensure we ship your yardage from the same production lot for precise color match.
Items currently in stock shipping within the continental USA will arrive within 1-2 weeks of order receipt via UPS Ground. Backordered items will be available to ship on or around the date specified.