Malabar has a world-wide reputation for its beautiful collections of unique furnishing fabrics – handloom fabrics in vibrant colours and textures, embroideries, appliqués, sheers, silks, chenilles and velvets.
The scope of the fabric collections ranges from decorating basics – plain cottons in an extensive range of colours, stripes and check – to chenilles designed for robust contract use and complicated silk jacquards with large repeats, ideal for big design statements.
Compliment with Malabar wallpaper & paint
Malabar fabrics are complemented by a palette of 105 paint colours designed to work with the fabric collections and Malabar’s China Grass wallpapers, a range of textured papers that are made using natural grasses.
The company was founded by Peter Sterck who was struck by the beauty and variety of the fabrics being made in Kerala, in south west India. For twenty years, Malabar has worked closely with the weaving co-operatives in the area, whose spinners, dyers and weavers use their time honoured skills handed down from generation to generation to create Malabar’s inspirational and distinctive fabrics for use in interiors around the world today.