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Black Star Quilt

655.00
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Black Star Quilt

655.00

Part of the Pièce Unique collection of cushions and quilts handmade with vintage mashru cloth.  These pieces are one-of-a-kind, and totally unique.  The Black Star quilt, is a truly sumptuous textile - a real heirloom.

On a recent trip to India, we sourced some wonderful vintage, silk and cotton, mashru fabrics, or "permitted cloth".  Mashru cloth is so called since in some areas, Muslim men were not allowed to wear silk next to the skin.  Since the back of the fabric is faced with cotton fibres, and the silk is on the surface, it was permitted to be worn.  Mashru often features small ikat patterns, created with tie-dyed threads in the warp.  We worked closely with our master quilt maker in Gujarat to create this unique piece.  The delicate hand-sewn kantha stitching alone took over one month to complete.

Complementary Black Star Mashru cushion also available.

232 x 152cm.

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Part of the Pièce Unique collection of cushions and quilts handmade with vintage mashru cloth.  These pieces are one-of-a-kind, and totally unique.  The Black Star quilt, is a truly sumptuous textile - a real heirloom.

On a recent trip to India, we sourced some wonderful vintage, silk and cotton, mashru fabrics, or "permitted cloth".  Mashru cloth is so called since in some areas, Muslim men were not allowed to wear silk next to the skin.  Since the back of the fabric is faced with cotton fibres, and the silk is on the surface, it was permitted to be worn.  Mashru often features small ikat patterns, created with tie-dyed threads in the warp.  We worked closely with our master quilt maker in Gujarat to create this unique piece.  The delicate hand-sewn kantha stitching alone took over one month to complete.

Complementary Black Star Mashru cushion also available.

232 x 152cm.