A fabulous floral border, heavily embroidered on silk, across the middle of this cushion, is enclosed by a charcoal velvet ribbon detail. A teal blue hand-dyed linen has been chosen to complement the dusky shades of the embroidery. Finished with a black linen contrast piping.
The Parsee people who settled in India are of Persian descent and followers of the prophet Zoroaster. One of their many talents has been their distinctive and fine embroidery style. Contact with Chinese merchants in the 19th and 20th centuries often shows in these designs, along with Persian, Indian and English influences.