Specific Purpose Projects
The designs were developed in close collaboration with the Set Designers from pictures and descriptions in encyclopaedias and other sources that depicted tents from the medieval period.
To achieve the required look of authenticity, elegance and luxury the Set Designers specified that the tents be made of silk and all other materials had to be period authentic including the use of hemp rope. The silk had to be reinforced with a medium weight canves backing before it could function structurally as a tent.
With all designs signed off and production underway the individual silk panels for each tent were computer cut in our factory before being sent off for screen printing with 'gold' ink. These panels were then fabricated, fully assembled and checked in our factory before being packed for shipment to the movie site. Initial installation was carried out under the supervision of our Design Manager and subsequently by the movie crew.