Banjara cushion

S/N:BANJ53

  • £120.00
  • €143 Euro
  • $158 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Banjara cushion

PENNY WORRALL
This pretty little cushion is made from the front of a Banjara bag. Its is heavily quilted and I've added a couple of areas of cowrie shells. The colours of the quilting stitches are off white and faded blue and yellow, on the original madder cotton ground which is now faded to rust. The back of the cushion is indigo dyed vintage hemp, there is a zip fastener and feather pad.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 43cm (17in)
  • W: 43cm (17in)

Period: 

mid C20

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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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