VINTAGE IKAT PILLOW – BERRY / AUBERGINE / SPRING GREEN

$160.00

 

SOURCE: FLORES

AGE: APPROXIMATELY 35 years

DIMENSIONS: 12″ x 20″

COMPRISING: FACE FABRIC: 100% COTTON; BACKING FABRIC: 100% LINEN; ZIP: SOLID BRASS; INSERT: OVERSTUFFED DOWN + FEATHER

PALETTE: A GORGEOUS lightly faded berry red and aubergine ground WITH VERY NARROW spring green and chestnut accents AND pink/ecru patterns. FEATURING AN OATMEAL LINEN BACKING AND BRASS ZIP.

MOTIFS: three different patola-inspired motifs ARE FEATURED IN WIDE HORIZONTAL BANDS, ACCENTED BY NARROW BANDS OF stylised star and flower motifs AND DIDDY STRIPES FEATURING tiny geometric details and ikat dots.

TEXTILE DETAILS: THE INDONESIAN WORD ‘ikat’ means to ‘tie’ or ‘bind’, WHICH ALLUDES TO THE INTRICATE AND MASSIVELY LONGWINDED PROCESS OF CREATING THESE INCREDIBLE TEXTILES.  FROM PICKING THE COTTON TO SNIPPING THE FINAL THREAD, a single piece can take upwards of 14 months to create, AND IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO TAKE SEVERAL YEARS.

THIS VINTAGE FABRIC COMES FROM A TUBE SKIRT, A ‘POU DULA BUNGA’, WHICH IS THE traditional female dress in many parts of indonesia.  TWO IKAT TEXTILES ARE STITCHED TOGETHER TO FORM A LONG NARROW ‘STRAPLESS DRESS’ {IN WESTERN TERMS}, WHICH IS THEN WRAPPED AROUND THE BODY.

WE THINK THAT THE DYES USED IN THIS PILLOW ARE 100% natural vegetable dyes.  THE VARIOUS SHADES OF RED AND PURPLE ARE FROM THE BARK AND ROOTS OF THE MORINDA TREE, THE SPRING GREEN STRIPES ARE CREATED WITH A concoction of indigo, mango tree bark and jackfruit wood {OR IT MIGHT JUST BE A SYNTHETIC THREAD…GASP – BUT WE DON’T THINK SO, IT’S A NICE SOFT SLIGHTLY FADED GREEN}, AND THE PINK/ECRU SHADE OCCURS WHERE THE WRAPPED PANDAN LEAVES PREVENT THE DYE FROM ENTERING THE THREADS, AND THEN OVER THE YEARS THE morinda dye leaches into the blank space.

FOR more information ON / GRATUITOUS IKAT PHOTOS OF FLORES GOODIES, CLICK THROUGH {HERE} TO DEMAND AUTHENTICITY.

WRINKLES: THE OCCASIONAL WRINKLE OR SUNSPOT THAT SOME OF OUR PIECES HAVE ACQUIRED OVER THE YEARS, AS WELL AS THEIR HANDMADE  QUIRKS, ARE PART OF THEIR one of a kind artisanal charm.  THE FACE FABRIC OF THIS PILLOW SHOWS VERY LIGHT WEAR IN THE FORM OF SLIGHT COLOUR FADING – PLEASE ZOOM IN TO THE PHOTOS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

DESIGN TIPS: COMBINE WITH A SOLID OR LARGE-REPEAT PATTERNED PILLOW IN A NEUTRAL TONE OF BLACK, TAUPE OR IVORY.  OR LEOPARD.  leopard is always a winner.

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