Leafy Crewel Work Cushion Cover
This handmade cushion cover brings together age-old skills and modernist styling. Artisans at a fair trade cooperative in India have embroidered by hand this abstract leaf design using the ancient tradition of crewel work. Known to be a practiced technique for over 1,000 years, it involves using a special needle to free embroider a wide variety of woolen stiches on natural materials.
This hand crafted cushion cover is as natural as it comes, with wool embroidery brightening a sturdy cotton canvas cover. The plain cotton backing closes with 2 natural wooden buttons. Looking at the clean lines and number of stitches it’s hard to believe that each one was done by a real person with love and care. Well it’s true – but still amazing.
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Sasha has been working with artisans and craft communities in Kolkata since 1978. They put the artisan at the forefront of everything they do, and seek to perfect the art of giving – offering craft communities hope for a future, and presenting to the world an eclectic range of handmade treasures, each of them made with the dextrous fingers of a gifted artisan.
100% cotton cushion cover. L40 x W40cm. Hand wash only.