Zhuang wedding blanket cushions

S/N:ZHUANG599 to 601

  • £280.00 each, 3 available
  • €304 Euro
  • $360 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Zhuang wedding blanket cushions

PENNY WORRALL
These cushions are made from a beautiful early Zhuang minority wedding blanket in handloomed cotton and silk. The colours are old natural dyes and have aged to muted pinks and oranges. The blanket is in very good condition with just a little patch of wear, shown. This is in the silk supplementary weft stitches so is cosmetic and doesn't affect the strength of the textile. I've backed the cushions with a hand dyed vintage hemp in a blue/grey colour. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 43cm (17in)
  • W: 64cm (25in)

Period: 

early C20

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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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