This wallpaper shares its name with the beautiful Narina Trogan Bird, native to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. Derived from the detailed patterning found on many Ardmore bowls and vases, our Cole and Son artists have created a soft water coloured geometric design using the stylised feathers of the Narina Bird to produce a subtle yet quirky semi-plain wallpaper. Offered in six colourings including soft neutrals alongside a vibrant burnt orange, leaf green and moody charcoal, this quirky paper can be used to complement other designs within the collection. Printed at 52cm wide it can also be hung upside down for an equally striking effect.
Cole & Son was founded in 1875 by John Perry, son of a Cambridgeshire merchant. In those days the company was situated in Islington, north London, an area famous for the 190 hand block printing companies working there in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Today, the Cole & Son archive consists of approximately 1,800 block print designs, 350 screen print designs and a huge quantity of original drawings and wallpapers, representing all the styles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Amongst these are some of the most important historic wallpaper designs in the world. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Their magnificent archive is on occasion the source of new designs within their collections. Designs are carefully selected, adapted and coloured by the Cole & Son designers and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document, yet contemporary in feel.
Cole & Son continues to produce innovative and beautiful designs; the current collections reflect their long and distinguished history as well as their continuing passion for new and exciting wallpapers.