Sitapur Masala Cushion

Sitapur Masala Cushion


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The wood blocks for this wonderfully airy floral design were created by hand, the printing also. Weaving across the surface of the Sitapur MasalaCushion is a riot of stylised clematis, chrysanthemums and cinquefoil, accompanied by elegant, but delightfully disassociated foliage in singing colours – warm earth yellows and old rose pink.  The animated result nods to the Mogul botanical traditional and the work of William Morris, but with a blast of fresh air from the Himalayas. The whole effect is set off by yellow tassels. One or two Sitapur Masala Cushions would rejuvinate a sofa, or bed.

The pattern is so-called for a good reason. To the North of India in Uttar Pradesh is the city of Sitapur. Named after Lord Rama’s wife Sita, it is an important centre of Hindu pilgrimage and is also associated with the ancient Sanskrit epic poem Mahabharata. During the 17th and 18th centuries, however, its textile industry flourished and its materials were widely exported.

Supplied with a feather insert.

Material: 100% cotton, tassels, zipper closure, same pattern on reverse

Dimensions: 33cm x 50cm

Care: Warm machine wash, medium iron, do not use bleach, if dry cleaning, not trichloroethylene

Includes feather insert

Due to the hand printed nature of this item, there may be slight irregularities in the pattern.