Miao collar cushion

S/N:CAPE02

  • £370.00
  • €423 Euro
  • $471 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Miao collar cushion

PENNY WORRALL
This magnificent cushion is made from a vintage Miao cape. I've removed the central collar and sewn the 2 shoulder panels together to make the cushion front. The needle work is extraordinary and would have taken its creator over 6 months to do. It's made up of applique and embroidery on a tiny scale. You need to spend a bit of time just looking at it to appreciate the skill in making it (not me, the Miao lady). Its a lovely big cushion and has a hand dyed vintage hemp back in olive green - which I apologise I forgot to photograph. There is a zip fastener and feather pad.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 46cm (18in)
  • W: 56cm (22in)

Period: 

mid C20

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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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