The geometric zig-zag pattern known as chevron has been around for a remarkably long time. In fact, the classic chevrons used by savvy decorators in the 21st century can be found on ancient Grecian pottery pieces that date as far back as 1800 B.C. Chevrons were the delight of the designers of European heraldry that emblazoned shields and banners in days of yore.

Passion for the emblematic chevron did not come to an end with the days of dragon slayers. In 1958, Italian fashion designers Ottavio and Rosita Missoni re-popularized the classic zig-zag with a forward-thinking line of patterned knitwear that became the hit of the Milan runways that same year. And, of course, anyone who grew up in the 60’s or 70’s surely recalls the chevron pattern on Charlie Brown’s ever-present yellow-and-black tee shirt.

There has probably never been a time in modern (or not-so-modern) history when chevron-patterned fabrics were not held in high regard. Designers and DIY home decorators will be glad to know that chevrons lend themselves beautifully to upholstery-weight fabrics and drapery fabrics, too.

If you want an attractive upholstery pattern that won’t ever lose its timeless appeal, consider the goldchevron fabric in the 1502 Fabrics online catalog. Would you like to see and touch this and other fabric samples for yourself? Give us a call at (855) 473-2270.