The birds are made in all 45 available shades of Kvadrat Canvas to create a three-dimensional colour card: small objects that individually demonstrate the quality of the textile and together show the whole range.
size: 28 x 10 x 19 cm high
Hand made and filled with flax seeds.
Each pigeon carries a small rolled-up note on the side of its tail for sending secret messages.
True story: Christien Meindertsma designed a permanent installation of linen pigeons for Texture, the museum of flax in Kortrijk, Belgium. The installation is about the homing pigeons used for espionage during the First World War, some of which were captured and held in the building that is now the museum. Each pigeon is filled with flax seeds and covered in various kinds of natural Belgian linen.
When she received the colour samples of Kvadrat Canvas 2 and made a test bird, the pattern worked very well with the woolen textile.