Buyi wedding blanket cushion with tassels

S/N:BUYI37

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Buyi wedding blanket cushion with tassels

PENNY WORRALL
These three cushions are made from sections of a vintage Buyi minority wedding blanket. The blanket is hand loomed in cotton and floss silk and coloured with natural dyes. The floss silk is worn in parts but the colours are still strong, giving the cushions a lovely vintage but colourful patina. I've framed the panels and backed the cushions with indigo dyed vintage hemp and added colourful tassels at the sides. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 39cm (15.5in)
  • W: 66cm (26in)

Period: 

pre 1950s

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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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