Sumba pahikung cushion with tassels

Sumba pahikung cushion with tassels

Code: SUMBA23


W: 28" (71.1 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)


This wonderful geometric patterned cushion is made from a vintage tube skirt from Sumba island, Indonesia. The textile is handwoven in  thick cotton using the pahikung technique, where the pattern is developed with a supplementary warp. The colours are natural dyes in a lovely earthy pink and off white, with the yellow and indigo painted on after the weaving. The tube skirt is typically made in 3 separate parts sewn together. I've used the plainer section of the skirt for the cushion back and the decorative pahikung section for the cushion front.
There are handmade bamboo tassels at the corners and a zip fastener and feather pad.