Banjara kalchi cushion with cowries and tassels

Banjara kalchi cushion with cowries and tassels

Code: BANJ58


W: 17.5" (44.5 cm)H: 17" (43.2 cm)

£220.00 Approx $300.96, €247.75, £220
(1 in stock)

This beautiful 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 rust red colour and the embroidery itself is perfect and brilliantly executed, by a very skilled needlewoman. Each quarter of the cushion being embroidered with a different geometric pattern. It also has its original cowrie shells and tassels iconic to the Banjara.
I've backed the cushions with an indigo dyed vintage hemp and added a zip fastener and feather pad.
I think this cushion is a little treasure.