This beautiful cushion was made from pahikung sarong, woven on the island of Sumba, Indonesia.
Lau pahikung refers to the turbular sarong with supplementary warp patterning. This tapestry like supplementary motif is created during the weaving process.
Perfect for the ethnic, boho and eclectic style decor.
Suitable too in contemporary interior. Whatever your style it will make any room feels homely and welcoming with its warm natural dye colours.
▪︎61cm x 36cm (24" x 14")
▪︎Full natural dye
▪︎Manual application of colours to motifs called ndatta
▪︎Spot clean only
Pahikung is a weaving technique used on horizontal back tension looms that employs supplementary warps to embellish textiles with an infinite range of geometric and zoomorphic designs, many incorporating the rich iconography of Sumba Island.
Traditionally these were restricted to the maramba or nobility but today there are no longer any prohibitions of who can wear them. Nevertheless lau pahikung remain expensive and beyond the means of poor commoners.
It is in abstract flower motif. Flower is a symbol of honour and status of the highest nature.
Have been backed in hand woven textile made from hand spun,undyed, natural brown cotton from Tuban, eastern Java,
The tassels are made from natural dyed cotton yarn from Sumba too and have been embellished with vintage Ghanian krobo glass beads.