Sumba pahikung cushion

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Sumba pahikung cushion

PENNY WORRALL
These gorgeous cushions are made from a vintage tube skirt from Sumba, Indonesia. The skirt is made from a thick handloomed cotton woven using the pahikung technique, where the pattern is made using a supplementary decorative warp. The tube skirts are made from several sections sewn together. I've used the plain top of the skirt for the back of the cushions and the decorative bottom part as the front of the cushions. The colours are all natural dyes with the predominant colour teal. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 48cm (19in)
  • W: 53cm (21in)

Period: 

c1960

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PENNY WORRALL

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Surrey
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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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