Gulmohar - Orange Raw Silk Ikat Cushion
Adding a luxurious touch to any room is this richly hand-woven beautiful silk Ikat cushion.
The Gulmohar orange raw silk ikat cushion has been handmade in India, with rich raw silk fabric hand-woven by artisans from Pochampally in India. Pochampally is famous for its double ikat textiles and rich colours.
These vibrant cushions come with mixed orange and yellow patterned ikat raw silk front, a soft silk-cotton mix orange backing, and hidden zip fastening.
They are available to purchase either plain or with yellow silk pompom-like tassels.
16" X 16"
Dry Clean/ Hand Wash Cold; Do not Bleach; Line Dry; Iron on Low/Medium Heat.
Pochampally Ikat’s uniqueness lies in the transfer of intricate design and colouring onto warp and weft threads first and then weave them together globally known as double ikat textiles. The fabric is cotton, silk and sico – a mix of silk and cotton. Increasingly, the colours themselves are from natural sources and their blends.
Ikat is one of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, with a history that spans across multiple cultures and is known to have existed in India since the 6th Century. Ikat a Malay-Indonesian language word means ‘to tie’.
~Tying cultures together~
Ikat is a weaving style common to many world cultures and is thought to be practised in over 30 countries across the world. Traditionally, Ikat were symbols of status, wealth, power and prestige because of the time and intricate skill involved in the weaving process. Ikat weaving is most prevalent in Indonesia, India and Japan. It is also still common in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico. In Iran, It goes by the Persian name, Daraee. In the 19th century, via the Silk Route, Uzbekistan and Xinjiang in Central Asia were famous for their fine silk Uzbek/Uyghur Ikat.
Mixing vibrant colours, bold patterns and luxurious textures, our globally-inspired cushions are trendy yet steeped in tradition and add a decorative flair to any living space.