Dai Wedding Blanket Cushion


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  • €194 Euro
  • $230 US Dollar

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Dai Wedding Blanket Cushion

These cushions are made from vintage textiles from different Chinese minority groups. The central panels come from a Dai wedding blanket, with the terracotta colour from sienna, a mineral dye commonly used in SW China. The blue striped borders and backs of the cushions are a thick cotton handwoven textile from the Buyi minority. The cushions have handmade tassels in bamboo yarn, zip fasteners and feather pads. There is a small area of weakness in one of the Dai panels which I have patched, and I've shown this on a photo.


  • H: 48cm (19in)
  • W: 48cm (19in)


pre 1950s

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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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