Rabari dowry bag cushions

S/N:RABA09 & 10

  • £320.00 each, 2 available
  • €347 Euro
  • $405 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Rabari dowry bag cushions

PENNY WORRALL
This pair of cushions was made from 2 sides of a Rabari dowry bag. The bag was densely appliqued and embroidered and decorated with small white buttons. The standard of the needlework is exceptional. There a few losses of buttons where they have become brittle over time and cracked, but this is not really noticeable as the pattern is so abstract. I have tidied up the loose threads. They are very striking and would be a talking point in any interior scheme.
The cushions are backed with vintage hemp dyed a dark coral, there are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 46cm (18in)
  • W: 69cm (27in)

Period: 

c1960

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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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