Anakreon is based on a 3,500 year-old fresco from the palace in Knossos on Crete. It was Estrid Ericson who first discovered the Minoan mural with its blue bird, which Josef Frank transformed into the Anakreon print in 1938. It is named after the Greek poet (Anacreon) from 500 B.C., famous for his love- and drinking songs.
Josef Frank’s textiles with the 315 linen designation are best suited for curtains, pillows and other textile products. They can also be used as upholstery fabric on furniture that is not exposed to excessive wear, such as in the home.