In brief, in the early 16th Century the Moguls took Delhi and Agra, and gradually spread south across India, with them went their love of botanical art. Over time a highly decorative style emerged, with instantly recognisable organic motifs. A case in point is the familiar, lozenge-shaped paisley pattern on this Kollam Curry Cushion.
Here paisley has been given a contemporary twist, the detail has been pared away, the lozenge enlarged, leaving a simplified floral form with a crisp outline and clean, clear colours – pink and yellow – on cream background. Classical enough to complement a traditional interior, these cushions will sing out in a more modern setting. Throw some on a stripped pine bench or a plain bedspread for instant effect.
It is appropriate that these cushions are named after Kollam. Positioned on the most southerly point of India, the Port of Kollam has been a strategic focus since the time of the Phoenicians and as such has absorbed and transmitted different cultural ideas for centuries.
Supplied with a feather insert.
Material: 100% cotton, tassels, zipper closure
Dimensions: 50cm 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.