Large indigo Zhuang cushions

S/N:ZHUANG609 to 612

  • £250.00 each, 4 available
  • €290 Euro
  • $353 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Large indigo Zhuang cushions

PENNY WORRALL
These wonderful big fat cushions are made from a vintage hand loomed wedding blanket by the Zhuang minority in SW China. It's a handloomed cotton textile with the design in an indigo supplementary weft. The looms are very narrow, about 13" wide, so 2 panels are sewn together to make a cushion this size. Its a testament to the skill of the weaver that the patterns can be joined so accurately. I've backed the cushions with a vintage Japanese quilt back in indigo and beige cotton, also from a narrow loom and i ve left the original slightly off centre seams on these. With vintage textiles on both sides these cushions are wonderfully characterful and original.
There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 46cm (18in)
  • W: 61cm (24in)

Period: 

pre 1950

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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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