A stunning and elegant sage green scatter cushion featuring hand drawn illustrations of six Black women through the ages, who represent the multiple facets of the Black female experience.
Fabric designed by the prestigious Haitian design house 'Yael et Valerie' as part of their 'Past and Connection' series.
This cushion is a truly special piece and bound to be a centrepiece in any setting.
Fabric designed in Haiti, printed and tailored in the UK.
100% cotton with a bourbon coloured velvet backing.
Plain seamed with a zip.
44 x 44cm.
Removable cushion insert.
Sold with a duck feather filling.
Handwash or dry clean only.
Who are these incredible illustrations?
The women illustrated are:
A Queen Mother of the ancient West African kingdom of Benin, Iyoba Idia c.1500; Henriette Saint-Marc c.1700, Haitian freedom fighter and spy;
Haitian revolutionary, Sanite Belair c. 1804;
US civil rights leader Kathleen Cleaver c.1970;
A women representing the nourishing role of Black women through history;
And finally, an illustration featuring modern day woman, standing proudly on the shoulders of her ancestors.
Why it's on The Cornrow?
We fell in love with the 'Past and Connection' textile on first sight, and our co-founder Kemi has used it extensively in her home. We were so pleased to make the connection with Valerie from Yael et Valerie and be able to produce our own home textiles using this special and powerful fabric, for our Cornrow Heritage Collection.
Our Cornrow Heritage Collection makes everyday items gel with a modern black aesthetic. We have sourced some beautiful fabrics from across the world which we are making into wonderful everyday items - cushions, beanbags, throws... there is so much to come from The Cornrow home interiors collection!