Large Buyi wedding blanket cushions

S/N:BUYI45 & 46

  • £360.00 Each
  • €392 Euro
  • $466 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Large Buyi wedding blanket cushions

PENNY WORRALL
These 2 big fat beauties are made from the centre panel of an antique Buyi wedding blanket. The textile is handloomed in cotton and silk and coloured with natural dyes. The colour was originally pink and this has oxidised over the years to gold which helps us to age it. There is also a lovely faded indigo in the weave and I've used a thick slubby vintage hemp, dyed indigo for the backs of the cushions. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

The overall look of the cushions is dusty and muted and they would be perfect in a neutral interior with lots of hemps and linens, where a hint of colour is desired.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 47cm (18.5in)
  • W: 58cm (23in)

Period: 

First quarter 20th Century

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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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