Indigo Resist Cushions with Tassels

S/N:BLEU13 & 14

  • £135.00 each, 2 available
  • €148 Euro
  • $164 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Indigo Resist Cushions with Tassels

These pretty cushions are made from a traditional rural Chinese textile, known as "Bleu Anglais".
The textile is a strong homespun cotton patterned with auspicious symbols. The pattern is applied using stencil, a paste resist such as soya bean curd, and indigo dye.
The symbols on this textile include peonies (symbolising longevity, loyalty, happiness and eternal beauty) and lovers knots.
The Bleu anglais has been used for both sides of the cushion and the tassels have been made from recycled jeans cotton. There is a zip fastener and feather pad.


  • H: 41cm (16in)
  • W: 51cm (20in)


mid C20

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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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