Rampley & Co : Birds of America Pocket Squares

By Adam Wednesday 30th Mar, 2016

Our friends at Rampley & Co have added another impressive range of pocket squares to their collection.

The prints are taken from one of the most expensive books ever to go to auction, Birds Of America © by John James Audubon. Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter known for his studies documenting American birds as well as the stunning illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His greatest work was a book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839) and this is still considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.

Like the other Rampley & co collections, the squares are 42cm x 42cm 100% silk, hand rolled and designed and printed in Britain.

This particular square uses an image of a Yellow-Throated Vireo by John James Audubon for the main image and the border. Rampley and Co worked closely with the University Of Pittsburgh to gain access to one of the original copies of this book and have then chosen three separate birds to use on their range of Audubon inspire pocket squares.

This square is a very subtle addition to a jacket pocket, adding a softer colour blend without being too bold. The flower detailing on the main bird image and border make for a nice soft alternative to the plain white when looking for a wedding pocket square in particular. A two or three point fold is best to utilise the cornering detail and colours.

Available for £69 at Rampley & Co