The Original Banana Leaf Print - now on Grasscloth! It could be argued that natural sisal is the material that Martinique®, our tropical talisman stemming from a Bahamian sojourn in 1941, should always have graced. Here it is, many decades later—and not a moment too soon—as we kick off the year of Martinique’s 80th Birthday! Painstakingly printed to order in the USA on natural grasscloth — this texture; that print? It’s a match made in...the tropics.
The history of our most iconic pattern is as vibrant as the tropical palms that inspired it over eight decades ago. Upon returning from their tropical vacation, our second generation owners Remy & Lucile Chatain sought to recreate not just the rich visual landscapes they had experienced there, 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.
This year, we are so thrilled to be able to say that we have proudly been producing the authentic Martinique® banana leaf fabric and wallpaper for eighty years.
Material: 100% Sisal grasscloth. Navy, Green, Sand and Pink are printed on a warm natural/undyed sisal; Platinum is printed on an ever-so-subtle pearlescent silver sisal weave with just the right amount of shimmer.
Repeat: 42.2” H x 27” W with Half Drop
Roll Size: 36” (untrimmed); trims to 27" wide. Sold by the Yard.
Our iconic Martinique® Grasscloth is printed to order in the USA at a family-owned facility. Printed on natural sisal grasscloth, it trims to 27″ wide and is sold by the yard with a minimum order of ten yards. For ease of installation, all orders for our Grasscloth are fulfilled in bolts of continuous yardage.
Minimum order: Ten yards
Need more than three samples? No problem. Just contact us and we'll be happy to help!
Our Martinique® Grasscloth is made to order and has a standard lead time of five to six weeks. Note - a 2-week rush option is also available for $250; please contact us for details. Items shipping within the continental USA will arrive via UPS Ground. After you place your order, we will follow up with a note to let you know a more specific timeframe when you can expect to receive it.
Shipping rates are determined based on delivery location and the weight of the shipment. International shipping is available; timing and cost varies by destination; please contact us for details.