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This cushion is made from a very beautiful handwoven Lao brocade. The brocade is woven in cotton and silk and the textile was destined to be made into a tube skirt or sindh that the Lao women wear. The fact that it has a lot of brocade pattern on the textile mean it was destined for a high status lady. The pattern is very complex and the weaver would have been very skilled, still it would have taken a whole day to weave just a few inches. The colours are natural dyes and include a green ground colour with supplementary wefts colours of dark blue, yellow, pink and red floss silk. I've used some of the plain section of the textile to make decorative side pleats. Ive backed the cushion with indigo dyed handwoven cotton and there is a zip fastener and deluxe feather pad.