Miao Silk Ribbon Skirt Border Cushions

S/N:MIAO5, 6 & 7

  • £180.00
  • €208 Euro
  • $250 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Miao Silk Ribbon Skirt Border Cushions

These cushions are made from the beautiful embroidered silk ribbons that were used to decorate skirt borders by the Miao ethnic minority. The textile dates from 1900 to 1920 and the colour was originally strong pink. Please look closely at the textile, all the tiny embroidery stitches have been done by hand!!
The cushion is backed with a hand dyed antique linen, has a zip closure and feather pad.

There are 3 available and thy can be viewed in my studio in Purley be appointment or please ask for a shipping quote.


  • H: 41cm (16in)
  • W: 56cm (22in)


1900 to 1920

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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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