Kuba cloth cushion

S/N:KUBA40

  • £140.00
  • €157 Euro
  • $173 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Kuba cloth cushion

PENNY WORRALL
This cushion is made from a vintage Kuba cloth. Kuba cloth is made by the Kuba (Shoowa) people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is handwoven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes. There are 2 finishes, either a flat weave finish or a cut pile (faux velvet). This graphic cushion is cut pile and I think the pattern is really pretty. It is backed with vintage hemp, dyed brown. It has a zip fastener and feather pad.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 43cm (17in)
  • W: 56cm (22in)

Period: 

c1960

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PENNY WORRALL

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Surrey
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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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