While traveling through India, Paris-based designer Bruno Lamy was introduced to the age-old technique of hand-block printing. This ancient technique has been passed from generation to generation; hand-carved blocks of teakwood are used to painstakingly apply a range of design and colors to textiles ? the result is layer upon layer of rich shades of dye reflecting the myriad colors found in nature. Once the colors are applied the fabric is cut and sewn into functional fine linens; each one a unique work of art. Captivated by the centuries-old process, Lamy was inspired to design a visually engaging collection of Provencal-inspired linens; Couleur Nature? was founded in 1997 to allow the world to enjoy these fine, French-inspired Indian woodblock-printed linens. The product line includes table lines, place mats, tea towels, table runners, napkins, aprons and more. Enjoy fine dining in the French tradition with hand-printed table linens from Couleur Nature?.