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.
▪︎64cm x 40cm (25.5" x 15.75")
▪︎full natural dye
▪︎manual application of colours to motifs called ndatta
▪︎fully lined in cotton
▪︎do not wash, dry clean only
▪︎backed in antique natural hemp fabric
▪︎inserts not included but a cotton sack of slightly bigger size will be provided for fillings of your choice
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.
It is in the 'habaku' (flying lizard) motif, It symbolises the sudden or unplanned such as illnesses and certain events in life, hence the need to prepare oneself in monetary or capital sense.
The tassels are made from natural dyed cotton yarn from Sumba too and have been embellished with vintage African glass beads.
*pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.