Brocade Stripe Cushion – Midnight
A one of a kind, luxurious handwoven silk cushion in traditional Laotian checkered stripe patterns with an updated colour palette to suit a discerning, modern home. Truly a statement piece- both from a design perspective and from a cultural heritage perspective. Beautiful on its’ own, or in combination with Climbing Monkey- Petrol cushion. This work of art is intended to remain in your home forever!
Handwoven in Laos by Lao Textiles, Carol Cassidy
Designed in collaboration with Kinship and Lao Textiles
This cushion is custom handwoven by a team of female master weavers in Vientiane, Laos. It is then sewn and finished at Yalla Trappan in Sweden, an organisation that supports immigrant women coming into Swedish society. We support and lift women in vulnerable communities and everything is made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.
Each cushion is a labour of love, artistry and time. It takes over 2 weeks to produce each one. The preparation and dyeing of the silk is a meticulous “by hand” process- from cleaning the silk to hand dyeing and threading the loom with this intricate pattern. The weaving itself takes about 4 days. A weaver needs to be trained for several years in order to have the skill set to work with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning on a Lao floor loom.
The Brocade Stripe motif is based on a traditional Lao design that is stylized for a contemporary and modern look.
Measurements: 50cm x 50cm / 20in x 20in
Materials: 100% handwoven silk
Colours: Midnight grey, beige, straw yellow, light khaki green, black. A contemporary palette with on trend colours for fall.
Please note: each product is unique. There may be colour and design variations between products. This is the nature of hand made and means that your product is truly a one of a kind piece.
Care: This is a one of a kind, handwoven product. Please treat with care and respect. Dry clean only.
Pillow insert not included