Yoruba Zig Zag Cushions

S/N:YORUBA135 to 138

  • £150.00 each, 4 available
  • €172 Euro
  • $191 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Yoruba Zig Zag Cushions

PENNY WORRALL
These cushions are made from a now rare vintage Yoruba aso oke with floating supplementary weft in the zig zag pattern. The weave is extremely good, with tight and strong zig zags. The aso oke is a greige coloured mix of cotton and wild silk, with the yellow stripes probably in rayon.
The cushions have piped edges and are backed in vintage hemp.. There are zip fasteners and feather pads. I have made up 4 cushions but I do have another aso oke if you need more.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 51cm (20in)
  • W: 53cm (21in)

Period: 

c1950

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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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