Applique 'Tree of Life' cushion - Crystal Blue
The 'Tree of Life' is a popular motif in eastern cultures. This cushion features this ever-popular design appliquéd in white on a Crystal Blue linen base. It has an interesting triangular appliqué border running along all four sides.
Size 45 cms x 45 cms
Please note: The price is for the cushion cover only. It does not include the cost of a filler. If you would like a filler, please order one from the 'Fillers' section of our site.
(Recommended care: Handwash in cold water with like colours)
Appliqué translates literally into 'applying' fabric on fabric and sewing down the edges. Appliqué is very widely practiced in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, mostly by rural women. This work gives them a source of income and helps to keep the appliqué tradition alive.
Usually done in the same family of colours or varying shades of the same colour, white on off-white is perhaps the most popular combination. Since it was extremely popular during the Mughal rule, the motifs are influenced by the architecture of the period and we see the classic 'Jaali' (net) pattern quite often. Motifs are also drawn extensively from nature. The 'Tree of life' is possibly the most widely seen one.