Sumba pahikung cushions, yellow ochre

Sumba pahikung cushions, yellow ochre

Code: SUMBA11 & 12


W: 24" (61 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)


These cushions are so pretty, I love them! They are made from a vintage Sumba tube skirt that has been woven using the pahikung technique.
Pahikung is a weaving technique used on horizontal back tension looms that use supplementary warps to decorate the textile with an infinite range of geometric and zoomorphic designs, many incorporating the rich iconography of Sumba Island. The colours are wonderful. They are natural dyes and have mellowed to a soft yellow ochre and pinky-red coral. The darker patterning is made using a colour, I think a dark blue, that was added after the weaving was finished.
I've backed the cushions with a terracotta coloured vintage hemp, and there are zip fasteners and feather pads.