I discovered this stunning handwoven fabric whilst on a trip to the Island of Sumba, a place so alive with wildness, it would not seem out of place if a giant Pterodactyl came swooping over the hills.
Symbolism is an important part of Sumbanese culture and the textile this cushion is made from depicts the feminine in a soft pale grey on a faded indigo background. Ikat weaving is an important part of Indonesian textiles telling the stories and history of ancestors, a tradition that can be richly observed in Sumba. Sumbanese textiles are used to bind contracts, as a form of payment, as a gesture of gratitude and peace as well as playing more important roles such as helping ancestors recognise the person due to the textiles they have been buried with.
- Dimensions 38cm x 65cm
- Handwoven plant-dyed cotton Ikat
- Sold with duck feather cushion pad
- All cushions are handmade and there may be irregularities and small, charming imperfections
Care: Dry Clean Only - Please keep out of direct sunlight as colours might fade