Sumba pahikung cushions

S/N:SUMBA09 & 10

  • £160.00 each, 2 available
  • €178 Euro
  • $215 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Sumba pahikung cushions

This striking pair of cushions is made from a vintage Sumba sarong. The textile is hand woven in a technique called pahikung which refers to the supplementary decorative warp. The cotton yarns are dyed with natural colours from the morinda root and a relative of turmeric. The colours are black, rose madder, black and yellow, with ochre and green added afterwards. The backs of the cushions are also part of the sarong. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.


  • H: 41cm (16in)
  • W: 61cm (24in)


Fourth quarter 20th Century

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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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