This small handmade vintage tribal textile pillow or cushion utilizes a vintage recycled hand embroidered square which most likely came from the bodice of a Pashtun dress from Afghanistan. It is divided into four sections with star shaped hand embroidery work in each section. It is trimmed with blue seed beads, backed with brown velvet, and stuffed with cotton.
Measurements: 9″ inches x 9″ inches
The predominant colors of the embroidery work are burgundy red with a touch of purple on black silk.
Janet Harvey’s “Traditional Textiles of Central Asia” as well as Roland Paiva and Bernard Dupaigne’s “Afghan Embroidery”are excellent sources for additional information on this rich and diversified tradition.
This is a gem for anyone who appreciates tribal textiles and wants to add a touch of color to any chair or couch.
This small handmade pillow/cushion utilizes a vintage hand embroidered square which came from the bodice of a Pashtun dress from Afghanistan. It is backed with brown velvet and stuffed with cotton. And has a charming blue seed glass beaded fringe.
Measurements: 9.5″ inches x 10″ inches
The hand embroidery work is sectioned off into squares divided by gold braid with delightful pompoms The predominant color is orange and purple on a raspberry satin silk field.
Janet Harvey’s “Traditional Textiles of Central Asia” as well as Roland Paiva and Bernard Dupaigne’s “Afghan Embroidery” are excellent sources for additional information on the rich and diversified traditions of Afghan embroidery.
As cultures move away from nomadic life styles and feudal societies with industrialization and urbanization, soon this delicate,time consuming, creative workmanship will be history. Which makes this a genuine gem for anyone who appreciates tribal textiles and wants to add a touch of color to any couch or chair.
My Dad died last week and I’m trying a little retail therapy. This green pillow made me happy. I’ll always think of him when I see it. He loved to be outside, running cross country.
Vintage 100% cotton kantha pillow. This gorgeously vibrant pillow is made from vintage hand-quilted Indian sari. Each quilt is pieced together from reclaimed cotton sari and hand sewn incorporating various patches of coordinating fabrics. 22″x22″” knife edge pillow with included 90/10% Feather/Down insert. Pillows are finished throughout and have an envelope closure. Etsy: $128.00