Large Banjara Cushion

Large Banjara Cushion

Code: BAN22


W: 28" (71.1 cm)H: 14" (35.6 cm)


This lovely big cushion is made from a Banjara bag that has been opened out. The Banjara are a semi-nomadic ethnic group in India, who are well known for their needle work skills and their recycling of old textiles into beautiful quilted items using dense kantha stitching. They often use cowrie shells and mirrors to decorate their handiwork.
The face fabric is a very old block print in indigo and madder red that is now faded. There was originally a yellow and green band probably in different coloured stitching and this has faded over time.
The cushion is backed with vintage hemp, has a zip fastening and a feather pad.