Silk cushions have such a decadent look and feel, they are hard to resist. This hand block-printed cushion is one such treat. Made from 100% silk, it features a beguiling print of the ancient pomegranate fruit.
Native to Persia (now Iran) and the Himalayan hills of India, the pomegranate tree and fruit has an ancient history. From its legendary association with Greek Goddesses (namely Demeter and her daughter, Persephone, and later Hera), to the inclusion in religious works of the Virgin mother and child by Botticelli and da Vinci, this seeded ruby-red fruit is significant in most religions as a symbol of fertility, marriage, and rebirth.