maisy house vintage cushion
We’re totally in love with this cushion at Soda + Stitch HQ, it will be hard one to give up!
Found in the bustling Pink City of Jaipur, this amazing vintage fabric used to be part of traditional dress worn in the Gujarat area of India, but has now been turned into a one-of-a-kind cushion, that is sure to add colour and fun to any space!
The front side of the cushion is sweetly hand embroidered in a combination of geometric patterns, florals and triangular motifs, which we feel resembles a very cute little house, hence the name, Maisy House! Bright hues of marigold yellow, neon pink, royal blue, white and pink tones pop out from the watermelon base cotton, making it a perfect addition to little girl’s rooms or spaces.
The reverse side of the cushion has been patiently hand block printed in a sprawling India street scape, full of turban-clad elephant riders, turreted forts, jumping tigers and whizzing tuk-tuks. Printed in a soft grey colour on a natural Cotton Flax, it’s the perfect combo to sit with the vintage house-motif front.
Hand Block Printing is an incredible technique that has been practiced for hundreds of years. Firstly, the design is traced on to a block of teak wood, before being chipped and carved away. Meanwhile, colours are mixed to vibrant hues by the Masteji (colour guru) until they are perfectly matched… Once the colours are mixed and the block is carved, the dyes are poured into shallow trays, in which the block is dipped in and then stamped across fabric to create the design. A technique that embraces the handmade and all the textures and nuances that come with it.
Last but not least, this cushion has been finished with a saffron yellow zip and ticking stripe cord piping in matching soft grey and natural - it’s all in the details!
Soda + Stitch love our textiles, and we love being able to view their imperfections and story. These cushions may come with small nuances in their characteristics or appearance, however we see these variations in stitching or colour as a beautiful reminder as to where it’s come from and its past.
Made from Cotton and Cotton Flax. Comes unfilled.
Dimensions are 28 cm x 35 cm approximately
Care instructions are Dry Clean only.