African Pillow Geometric Purple Silver Blue White 19" X 19"
African Pillow Geometric Purple, Silver, Blue, White, Black. Handmade in South Africa by a Xhosa tribal artist. The back is solid black cotton with an envelope opening for placing a pillow insert.
The fabric is 100% cotton, but it's difficult to tell that it's only cotton because of the satin sheen, layers of paint and the method these textiles are made using porridge and other traditional organics in a way that some countries use wax.
While in South Africa, I found that all of the artisans I met who made tablecloths or tapestries, also made matching pillows/cushion covers. You will see some of the tablecloths in the Dining Section of this shop.
The blue color at the center of this pillow is a richer true blue rather than the pale blue it appears to be in the photograph.
If you are drawn to this style of work; you will love the other handcrafted textiles by this Xhosa artist.
Approximate Dimensions: 18" X 18"
PILLOW INSERT NOT INCLUDED