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African Pillow Periwinkle Silver Feathers on Blue 19" X 19"

$ 85.00

African Tribal Pillow Silver Feathers Painted on Periwinkle Geometric Frame in Silver and 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.

This one of a kind vintage, artisan made textile shows how the artist sees the falling feathers, which she adds to much of her art, even when it represents an African animal.

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.

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"


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