We can't remember the first time we came across Marushka prints, but we do know that it was love at first sight. And we know we're not alone. In fact, two homes we've featured in recent AT House Tours had Marushka prints in them (
Marushka, a design and silk screen textile manufacturing company that was based in Spring Lake, Michigan, began making their iconic and affordable silk screen prints in 1972. The simple, stark and graphic prints depict the landscapes and wildlife that were common sights along the Lake Michigan shoreline, including sea grasses, sailboats and birds.
Sadly, the last Marushka print was produced in 1989, before the company became Michigan Rag and focused more on apparel. The company continues to screen some revived Marushka prints today, under the name Marooshka, via The Art Farmer.
For those of you who love the hunt of thrifting, original Marushkas can still be found in many thrift stores today. Otherwise, you can find them on eBay. Or, just admire from afar via Marushka Central and this great blog dedicated to Marushka.