Abstract 'Cynics' Cushion Cover
This beautiful decorative cushion creates a vibrant focal point in your d̩cor and is brought to you by artisans from Kashmir. Created in multi-coloured patterns, the cover is inspired by 'Cynics' - by Chicago artist Tom Fedro. His innovations of creative and playful discovery incorporate a combination of pop art collage and whimsical portraiture that have an addictive rhythm all their own. [Source: Fine Art America]
A close-up view allows you to see the intricate use of'aari' or'chain-stitch' hand embroidery to make beautiful patterns using different coloured woollen/silk threads. This kind of work is called the'Kashidari' embroidery achieved by the use of the traditional needle called the'Ari'. It takes an artisan roughly around a week's time to finish making one cover.
Traditionally patterns involved floral and animal motifs, but these have evolved over time and modern Kashmiri artisans have created refreshing modern works interpreted in the palette of coloured silks and wool, using designs inspired by many abstract artists such as Gustav Klimt, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan MirÌ¨, Thomas Fedro, Sandra Silberzweig and Heather Galler.
Tip: Get 2 inches bigger inserts like 20X20 to fill in the corners and make the cushion nice and fluffy.
Composed of 70% art silk threads and 30% cotton.
Cold hand wash, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, low ironing, dry clean