Sumba pahikung cushion

Sumba pahikung cushion

Code: SUMBA15


W: 24" (61 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)


These gorgeous cushions are made from a vintage tube skirt from Sumba, Indonesia. The skirt is made from a thick handloomed cotton woven using the pahikung technique, where the pattern is made using a supplementary decorative warp. The colours are all natural dyes with the predominant colour blue-grey. Traditionally some colours are painted onto the warp instead of using coloured yarns, and this practice can been seen on this textile, as some of it is a bit approximate.  The tube skirts are made from several sections sewn together. I've used the more plain top of the skirt for the back of the cushions and the decorative bottom part as the front of the cushion. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.