With our unique and eye catching juxtaposition of patterns and textures, this cushion was created with fabrics made by the women of the Guna Dule indigenous communities using a rich appliqué technique of hand sewing cut layers of fabric. This art form has been handed down from generation to generation and is used to make abstract or figurative designs.
30 x 30 cm
11.8 x 11.8 in
Navy twill, parakeet crepe, jungle twill, wine velvet
MATERIALS Linen And Poplin ARTISAN TECHNIQUES All Of The Kuna Textiles Are Made In Colombia In The Caiman Alto Reserve By Mola Sasa's Artisan Women Partners Of The Guna Dule Community. For Generations The Artisan Women Have Passed Down An Ancient Appliqué Technique Of Hand Sewing Cut-Out Layers Of Fabric To Form An Intricate Piece Of Art. Each Fabric Is The Specific Design Of The Artisan Woman Who Carefully Works On It. The Guna Culture, Beliefs And Traditions Can Be Found Woven Into Each Composition. Some Depict Stories, Animals Or Daily Scenes While Others Offer A More Abstract Design