Design: A vintage Japanese silk Fukuro obi panel with hand embroidered details of a red crane and cherry blossoms using elegant metallic gold threading is centered against a rich aqua blue dupioni silk. With a backing in solid aqua blue silk, this pillow cover is completed with knife edge construction, double stitched seams and an invisible bottom zipper for a tailored finish.
Textile Origin: The Fukuro obi introduced in the 1920's is a formal obi worn for ceremonies and elaborate celebrations. Made of silk or brocade, the Fukuro obi is most commonly tied in an elaborate Taiko knot worn today on the back, but can be adjusted into various styles. The auspicious crane signifying a long life decorates this elegant obi.
Design: Gorgeous bold geometric patterns against a brown field in handwoven wool add a wonderful abstract look to these pillow covers. Reverse in black cotton and finished with knife edge construction, double stitched seams and a center back invisible zipper add to the tailored finish.
Textile Origin: Bordered by the Black and Caspian Sea, the Caucasus mountainous region is host to a melting pot of cultures. Vegetable dyed Kazak wool kilims of the Caucasas region are most distinctive due to their large bold geometric patterns and brilliant colours, such as the vivid blue, yellow, and white motifs set against this dark brown background. Tribal symbolic motifs are embedded into the design including stylised medieval fenced castle borders, graphic latch hooks, and angular shaped medallions, each reflecting their daily lives, beliefs, and surroundings. Hand woven by women of the tribal communities, carpets were designed for the home and each has their own special story. These one of a kind abstract designed carpets are a fantastic addition to a contemporary setting as a statement piece.
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Design: A vintage flat weave Kurdish kilim pillow cover in wool provides a stunning one of a kind statement piece with its symmetrical geometric pattern in black, cranberry, and ivory against a deep blue and black background. With the reverse side in black cotton, the pillow cover is finished with knife edge construction, double stitched seams and an invisible zipper located on the back for a tailored finish.
Textile Origin: This stunning flat weave kilim is a perfect example of folk art from the nomadic Kurdish tribes of the South Eastern Anatolian city of Hakkari near the Iraq, Turkey border. The beautiful geometric patterned kilim rugs hand crafted by women on their home looms are nomads’ main expression of their cultural heritage and a reflection of their natural surroundings. As such, the arched geometric symbol references the sacred rams that live amongst this nomadic shepherd community providing life’s essentials.
Design: Diamond medallions in black with ivory accents sit against a rich red background in a fantastic symmetrical geometric flat oven pattern using hand spun lamb wool. Reverse in black cotton. This tribal kilim pillow is finished with black piping, knife edge construction, double stitched seams and a center back invisible zipper for durability and a tailored finish.
Textile Origin: Originating in the Central Asian town of Bukhara, now Uzbekistan, this tribal rug is known for its distinctive symmetrical pattern of an octagon or diamond medallions called guls which repeat throughout, many with a stylised border. A rich primary red with black and ivory accents are the classics colours found in this textile using a vegetable dye to achieve these vivid hues. Wool is hand spun by the women of these nomadic tribes on their portable looms with symbolic designs identifying their tribes beliefs and iconic protector motifs.
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