Narrative Applique Cushion, Hand Embroidered - Red Bolster
Size | 90cm x 40cm
Front of Cushion is Hand Embroidered in a Craft Community in Gujarat that aims to preserve traditional techniques. The applique technique used tells stories of their life and is embellished using embroidery stitches like chain, herringbone and isolated decorative stitches.
The artisans of Kutch first experimented with this more personal narrative form of embroidery for two exhibitions following the Indian earthquake of 2001. The pieces are not seen as a substitute for traditional art, but an addition to it, valued in a very different way, the work holding a place of pride in the hearts and minds of the artists. Exploring the narrative genre and using applique, embroidery and quilting, these unique soft wall hangings journey from the decorative to the expressive with the intention of visually describing their rich culture and village life. Made in Kutch by artists expert in the art of traditional Indian Textiles, many have been named using fine chain stitch. To read more about the makers please visit our Makers Page.
Back of cushion is a block printed Indian cotton, Covered zip in centre back, Feather Pad included.
Cover can be washed in the washing machine and loves a steam iron when dry.