This stunning linen cushion features a heavily embroidered floral border. Full-blown red roses are framed by a toffee brown velvet ribbon detail. With this design you can readily see the influence of Chinese embroidery techniques on this Parsee border.
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.
Cream, red, brown
40cm x 30cm
Linen, silk velvet
Dry clean only. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight prevent fading and deterioration to the fabric.