Vintage Nagaland shawl

S/N:NAGA01

  • £750.00
  • €840 Euro
  • $915 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Vintage Nagaland shawl

PENNY WORRALL
This c1950 Nagaland handloomed cotton shawl is too beautiful to cut up for cushions. It’s in perfect condition except for one or two strands of fringe becoming unravelled. The cotton is a good weight but still drapes nicely and the colours are beautiful. Charcoal, brown, red, orange and beige with wonderful geometric patterns in a floating weft. It adds a very smart touch to a sophisticated interior, as a throw on the end of a bed or over the arm of a chair or sofa.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 107cm (42in)
  • W: 170cm (67in)

Period: 

c1950

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PENNY WORRALL

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Surrey
CR8 3QP
United Kingdom

I am inspired by the exquisite textiles designed and woven long ago by artisans often in some of the most challenging environments in the world. I love to find a new use for these textiles so that they become relevant in today’s interiors. Turning them into beautiful and unique cushions or lampshades or simply by framing them as a piece of wall art.

I particularly love the bright colours of the silk dowry textiles woven by the minority groups in South West China and the more organic raphia cloths and cotton stripweaves from the Kuba and Yoruba ethnic groups in West Africa.

My signature look mixes these bright and sophisticated silk brocades (especially the pinks!) with the contrasting rustic indigos and cottons, often embellished with embroidery or applique.

I work out of my studio in Purley, Surrey where you are very welcome by appointment to view current stock and other textiles or to discuss bespoke projects.

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