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Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu Upholstery Fabric
Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu Upholstery Fabric

Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu Upholstery Fabric

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This gorgeous folkloric pattern was created by new Marimekko designer Sanna Annukka. Kanteleen Kutsu depicts a scene from the Finnish classic, The Kalevala, in which animals gather to hear Väinämöinen play his stringed instrument. The black and white contrast allows for the full appreciation of Annukka’s rich detail and unique aesthetic. The quality canvas fabric is strong and sturdy, making it perfect for upholstering armchairs, sofas, seat cushions and more.More fabric information
  • ITEM #: MM054809-190
  • MATERIAL: 100% Teflon-coated cotton
  • PATTERN: Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Finland
  • Weight: 384 g/m2
  • Martindale: 10,000
  • Repeat: 35” (89 cm) or .97 yards
  • This Marimekko fabric is sold by the yard. Enter desired quantity of yards in the Yards box. If you order multiple yards, they will remain intact.
  • Please order carefully. Cut fabric cannot be returned.

The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko

Sanna Annukka

Though born in Brighton, UK, Sanna Annukka considers Finland to be her spiritual home. She spent many childhood summers with her family in Northern Finland, where she would camp in the wilderness, pick berries, fish for wild salmon and help out on the family farm. This is where she discover... More Sanna Annukka

Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (6 of 6 responses)
By Ally
Western Mass
High quality crisp print
January 30, 2016
This print is even better in person. The heavy weight of the upholstery fabric is perfect for heavy curtain panels.
By Claire B.
Orange County, CA
Has spirit
July 9, 2015
Like another reviewer, I was not sure what I would do with a piece of this fabric, but I bought a yard anyway. I now have it draped over the back of my livingroom futon, sort of like a blanket. It looks beautiful. There is something about the design with all these animal images that has a certain visual power..hard to put into words.
  • Strikingly beautiful
  • High quality weave to fabric
By Anne E.
Wethersfield, CT
Sturdy and Folkloric
May 24, 2014
Although I don't know what I will do with this upholstery fabric, I love the design and wish it came in other weights and colors. It is powerful and authentic and a great change from all the flowers. I prefer prints with animals. Maybe I will use it as a teaching example of abstract representational style in my art class. It is hard for students to understand the middle ground between photographic realism and unrecognizable swirls. I often use Charley Harper and Franz Marc to make this point, and this simple but powerful print will support the concept. Thanks -- please do more like this. Ancient, universal symbols of natural forces and beings.
  • Strength and clarity.
  • Stiffness, which will ease with use.
By Sharon
Los Angeles, CA
Fabulous Iconic Upholstery Fabric
November 15, 2013
I bought this fabric a few years ago to use on DR chairs. The fabric is more balanced between the white and black than it appears to be on this site. It's a scene-stealer, and recognizably Marimekko. The fabric feels like a thick canvas and cleans easily.

Buy it, you'll be glad you did.
  • Gorgeous, iconic graphic pattern. Sturdy fabric. Easily cleanable. Instant focal point.
By designer
Beautiful fabric
November 16, 2011
As promised, fabric came quickly in great condition
By Erin
Boulder, Colorado
Phenomenal Fabric! GORGEOUS!
November 16, 2010
I saw this fabric at the Marimekko concept store in NYC and then bought it from Finn Style after I got home and couldn't stop thinking about it. I used it to re-cover a loveseat for my living room and accented it with a couple of Marimekko black and white pillows of different patterns. I have already received TONS of compliments on the fabric and how unique it is.
  • Creative, unique, bold, amazing.
  • Might be hard to keep clean...
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Upstate New York asked:
November 11, 2014
Can this be used as a roll up-style window shade treatment? Or is it too stiff for this purpose?
1 Answer
Hello, You would have to consult an upholsterer for an answer. The weight of the fabric is: 384 g/m2
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on November 12, 2014

from Edmond, Oklahoma asked:
April 8, 2014
Can this be used for a comforter cover? How do you care for the fabric?
1 Answer
I would recommend to use cotton fabrics as a comforter cover, as they are much softer on the skin. (Marimekko Upholstery Fabrics are 100% Teflon-coated cotton) This fabric can be washed in 140° F/ 60° C (hot water)
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on April 8, 2014

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