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Gustave Moreau 1826–1898, Saint George & the Dragon, about 1889-1890
This pocket square depicts the famous myth of Saint George & the Dragon, imagined at the key moment when Saint George strikes the fatal blow. The legend states that the dragon demanded regular human sacrifices, with the princess being drawn as the unfortunate next victim. However, the heroic Saint George rode to her rescue and saved her from her brutal fate. This scene has been a popular inspiration in Renaissance painting, executed by a number of well known artists from Rubens to Tintoretto (of which we also feature as pocket squares).
The painting is an oil on canvas, and one of the few that Moreau actually completed. It works beautifully as a pocket square due to its dramatic colours, with the contrast between the dark hues and brighter whites and gold. Further details on the history of the painting can be read here: Saint George & the Dragon Painting Details.
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Gustave Moreau was a prominent figure in French Symbolist painting and tended to focus on the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists and he is recognized for his works influenced by the Italian Renaissance and exoticism.
During his lifetime, Moreau produced more than 8,000 paintings, watercolors and drawings, many of which are on display in Paris' Musée national Gustave Moreau. The museum, found in his former workshop, began operation in 1903. It is said André Breton used to "haunt" the museum and regarded Moreau as a precursor of Surrealism.
Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our pocket squares are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
The art of hand rolling pocket squares is a unique craft and truly makes each piece individual and unique. We feel that the precision and care taken by our skilled artisans gives each scarf its own unique character, finish and feel. To create the finest rolled hems, the edge of the silk or cotton pocket square must be softy turned over with a handheld needle and then small stitches are inserted approximately one half to one centimetre apart around the edge, creating a supple yet prominent border.
It’s absolutely the best way to finish a pocket square for a variety of reasons but the key ones are for both visual effect and structure. Rolling by hand is the only way to get a really nice clean plump finish on the edge and this gives a really nice depth to the edges. It’s a more expensive process than machine rolling but by using a machine you’re often left with a flat edge and you don’t get the same luxurious feel. On top of this, the rolled edges add a lot more structure to your pocket square.
"I was eyeing the Rampley pocket squares for quite a while and was thinking that the idea of turning classic art into pocket squares was quite brilliant and interesting.
When I finally had the chance to see the products in person I was blown away by the rich details in the prints. What you don't realise from the pictures is that the print is actually incredibly detailed even on the back of the square. This results in making it much easier to…" click to read full review.
"My line of work gives me a pretty unique chance of studying finely crafted clothing and accessories and if pressed I can roll a decent hand rolled edge myself. Rampley & Co’s products are as good as it gets where handwork is considered. The pocket squares I own so far are on the same level, or better than, pocket squares that usually retail for several times the price that Rampley & Co charge. The silk is finely woven and neither too thick to become bulky in ones pocket, nor is it..." click to read full review.
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