White Tai Cushions

S/N:TAI01 & 02

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  • €192 Euro
  • $225 US Dollar

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White Tai Cushions

PENNY WORRALL
I love these cushions, they have the most beautiful patina. They are made from a vintage handwoven wedding blanket by the White Tai, an ethnic minority from China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. They are so called because of the colour of their clothing. The blanket is woven in thick indigo dyed cotton, with symbols in floss silk. The colours are all natural dyes and have faded over time. Some of the floss silk is worn but the blanket is robust because the silk is a supplementary floating weft. The backs of the cushions are a homespun by the Hmong in Thailand and have been overdyed a lovely muted blackcurrant sorbet colour.
The cushions have zip closure and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 32cm (12.5in)
  • W: 61cm (24in)

Period: 

pre 1950s

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PENNY WORRALL

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Surrey
CR8 3QP
United Kingdom

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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