Henley is the home of the Royal Regatta held annually at the beginning of July on Henley reach.
Broadly used to describe any vibrant and striking striped fabrics that resemble the jackets and boaters worn for the famous rowing competition. Particular colour and width groupings of stripes are worn by clubs, countries, or just for personality.
It’s a colourful, fun and jolly celebration that has inspired many textile designers to create fabrics, hat bands, ribbons, deck chair stripes, all of which can be used for home furnihsings.
At the end of the 19thC, made known as much by artists such as Raoul Dufy as the event itself.