Last week Sara wrote about one of my favorite prints, the chevron. I’m actually obsessed with it at the moment, so I thought I’d follow her lead this week by finding out a little more about its history.
The chevron is a classic pattern that is equally as bold and modern as it is traditional. The pattern is basically a repeat of an inverted V-shape. It is used in masonry, woodworking, textiles, etc., and archaeological discoveries of pottery have the chevron dating back to approximately 1800 bc. The pattern, along with herringbone, has been used in parquetry for hundreds of years. The chevron in particular enjoyed a renaissance during 19th century Paris when much of the city was redeveloped and many of the new apartments featured chevron parquet flooring. I love the statement it makes, and it’s a quick way to bring a lot of color into your space. What do you think- can you find a place in your home for chevron?