Swat pillow with crochet trim


  • £400.00
  • €462 Euro
  • $556 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Swat pillow with crochet trim

This is a lovely old Swat marriage pillow. The embroidery is in very good condition with no patches of wear and it was well executed. There are varying shades of reds, madder and pinks with accents of yellow and green. The back of the cushion, shown as the thumbnail photograph, leaves some of the natural cotton ground textile unembroidered as part of the design. There's a small stain on the cotton ground (see photo) but its quite faded and should be seen as a characteristic of a textile that's around 60 or 70 years old. A pretty blue cotton crochet trim has been added and this looks amazing flopped onto the cushion as the blue against the red is beautiful.
The end is fastened with strong press studs and there is a bespoke feather pad.


  • H: 36cm (14in)
  • W: 84cm (33in)



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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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