Abstract Fɾida Kahlo with parrots cushion cover 18" x 18"
This beautiful decorative cushion creates a vibrant focal point in your d̩ecor and is brought to you by artisans from Kashmir. Created in multi-coloured patterns, this design features Frida Kahlo with parrots inspired by artist Heather Galler's work. Heather Galler work is colourful and explores a folk art style.
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.
18 x 18 Square
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