Sami Quilt Cushions with Shells and Seeds

S/N:SAMI10 & 11

  • each
  • £180.00
  • €197 Euro
  • $231 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Sami Quilt Cushions with Shells and Seeds

This beautiful Sami quilt has areas of plainer pattern so I have adorned these pieces with cowrie shells and Tears of Job seeds. The Cowrie shells have been harvested from damaged Banjara textiles. Jobs Tears, scientific name coix lacryma-jobi, is an ancient grain native to SE Asia and has historically been used to decorate textiles.
The cushions are backed with vintage hemp, have a zip fasteners and feather pads.


  • H: 41cm (16in)
  • W: 61cm (24in)


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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