Russett Banjara kalchi cushion


  • £250.00
  • €277 Euro
  • $309 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Russett Banjara kalchi cushion

This beautiful russet cushion has been created from a vintage Banjara kalchi (envelope bag). The main handwoven cotton textile is dyed red with madder and has faded over the years to this lovey rust colour. The bag is heavily quilted in tiny stitching and decorated with couched threads in yellow and orange. It is decorated with mirrors which are now foxed (to ward off the evil eye), and I've added cowries that had been removed. The textile is in perfect condition and it's a rare and special cushion.
I've made the back of the cushion from terracotta dyed hemp, and it has a zip fastener and feather pad.


  • H: 46cm (18in)
  • W: 46cm (18in)


mid C20

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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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