Banjara kalchi cushion with cowries and tassels

Banjara kalchi cushion with cowries and tassels

Code: BANJ57


W: 20" (50.8 cm)H: 20" (50.8 cm)


This beautiful large cushion is made from a Banjara kalchi or envelope bag that has been opened out. The textile is vintage and is in perfect condition. The madder red cotton has faded to a brick colour and the embroidery itself is perfect and brilliantly executed, by a very skilled needlewoman. It has its original cowrie shells and tassels decorating the edge of the textile which are so characterful. I've backed the cushion with a brick (dark coral?) dyed vintage linen and added a zip fastener and feather pad.
This cushions works beautifully with BANJ56. Ive backed them with the same linen and shown them together in the photos.