After searching high and low for beautiful textiles these were one of our favourites. These beauties are designed, block printed by hand and sewn by Henri Kuikens of Cape Town. This womans talent knows no bounds being an incredible illustrator too. Jesse is fascinated by overlaying blocks in different arrangements: what began as an exercise in pattern design has become an exhilarating exploration of colour, rhythm, and texture. Exploiting the versatility of block printing, single symmetrical motifs are combined in different arrangements to create an almost infinite number of unique designs. Each design is named by the tastes (and smells) they evoke.
Fabrics are sourced locally, and are cotton, linen, or hemp blends. Her relief prints are printed by hand, using carved linoleum blocks, by either burnishing or on an old book press.
These cushions are made in limited edition print runs, so these are very unique and special. We have other designs in this range; choose from the following: Icy Plum, English Tea, Cinnamon, King Protea, Double Geranium, Borage Leaves, Stamens.
Keep an eye on our blog for for new designs as they come up.
The covers fit a standard 45 x 45cm cushion, and have a zipper at the back.