House of Kerry established in 2016 offers timeless exquisite silk scarves, designed by print artist, designer, Christine de Vries in her studio at the foothills of mountains and on the shores of a Lough Guitane Muckross Co. Kerry, Ireland. The scarves are printed in limited runs at a small family run state of the art facility near Lake Como, Italy. Since its inception, House of Kerry has paid homage to nature and the planet by the careful use of resources and by working only with ethical suppliers. In addition, attention to detail in the hand rolled hems of the scarves makes them coveted heirloom pieces which can be passed on to the next generation.
“In her latest scarf collection “Nature, encore!” Christine using hand drawn gouache, watercolours and ink paintings and mixed media again pays homage to nature to produce an eclectic collection of prints. She draws her inspiration from the magic of the wilderness and places she has visited in the past. “Nature, encore!” celebrates the joy nature brings in its effortless ability to perform –nature is the greatest show on earth! Christine expresses it in the details – be it the magic of a cactus in bloom, Grand Canyon, the beautiful stature of a “wild” horse at Rossbeigh, the wondrous butterflies of Igazu falls, the epic journey of swallows or the crackling pieces of a glacier, Patagonia. The “Nine White Deer” scarf pays homage to the story of St. Gobnait, a healer and the patron saint of beekeeping. The native red deer of Killarney inspired the artwork of the scarf. The Skellig Sanctuary scarf is inspired by Sceilig Mhichíl 6th Century monastic site and home to the endangered puffins who take refuge there. During the many lockdowns over the past couple of years nature has been our sanctuary. Let’s keep connecting with nature and minding it!
Scarves are a great way to elevate your basic wardrobe and pops of colour are great mood boosters.
House of Kerry will show its collections at Showcase Ireland, online platform and RDS Dublin, on February 27th 2022.”