Zhuang cushions with tassels

S/N:ZHUANG579 & 580

  • £225.00 each, 2 available
  • €261 Euro
  • $317 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Zhuang cushions with tassels

PENNY WORRALL
These rich silk brocade cushions are made from a vintage baby blanket from the Zhuang minority group. The textile is handwoven on a backstrap loom in cotton and floss silk. It pre dates the 1950s. The colours are still strong, blue, pink, red and celadon (grey green?). I've backed the cushions with another minority hand loomed textile. This time a vintage cotton stripe from the Buyi minority. This is in light and dark indigo, off white and a pink stripe, which is perfect. I've added handmade blue tassels at the corners, zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 32cm (12.5in)
  • W: 71cm (28in)

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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