Yoruba Cushions with Natural Tassels

S/N:YORUBA127 & 128

United Kingdom

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Yoruba Cushions with Natural Tassels

PENNY WORRALL
These cushions are made from a 1920s Yoruba aso oke in cotton and wild silk from the anaphe moth. The textile has a wonderful slub and has a off white stripes and a thin blue weft in places that's reads as teal. I have added handmade tassels in natural and off white cotlin yarn. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 41cm (16in)
  • W: 61cm (24in)

Period: 

c1920

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PENNY WORRALL

By Appointment
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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