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Headgear Red African Cushions

£87.00

Red African Cushions

Unique Piece

Brighten up your home with one of these eye-catching African cushions inspired by the wise African saying “What you cannot carry on your head you can most probably live without.”

Each cushion cover is hand screened and then hand painted to create a unique one of a kind final design. The cushion covers are backed with a variety of traditional African fabrics.

There is a story behind all of the handcrafted products in our collection and our African cushions are no exception.  I came across these cushions whilst on a road trip around Namibia.  The design duo behind the range, Micha and Andrew Weir, were inspired to create Maid in Africa to generate extra work for a young mother, Priscilla, who had been diagnosed HIV positive and had lost her housekeeping job.  As she became weaker she wanted to be productive and so combining their creative knowledge with their ability to screen print, Maid in Africa was born. Sadly Priscilla has since passed away but the company continues to employ out of work domestic workers to individually hand paint the cushions once they have been hand screened.  This means that each piece is unique.

Size:

60cm x 60cm

Care:

Hand wash separately in cold water using a mild liquid detergent.

Only 1 left in stock