In the middle of the 18th century the “chinoiserie” style peaked. Almost every art form was affected by it. The counterfeit Chinese style fitted well with the Rococo period. This wallpaper is based on this style. Dozens of different birds of paradise are displayed on it. The bird of paradise is pretty much limited to New Guinea and the surrounding islands, and northeastern Australia. The members of this family of birds are perhaps best known for the plumage of the males of the sexually dimorphic species (the majority), in particular the highly elongated and elaborate feathers extending from the beak, wings, tail or head.