Hand-embroidered by Afghan women, this contemporary cushion cover is 100% cotton with four-pointed star and interlocking diamond motifs reminiscent of the Hazara embroideries of central Afghanistan. The embroidery technique is satin stitch, meticulously worked in silk thread. 40 cm x 40 cm.
Dry clean only.
Residing mostly in the central mountainous provinces of Afghanistan where entire villages are cut off by the snow during the winter months, the Hazara have perfected the art of very fine tightly worked brick stitch embroidery ("tar shomar"). This contemporary cushion cover made by Afghan refugees is inspired by traditional Hazara embroidery traditions with their geometric patterns tightly worked into the overall composition. 40 cm x 40 cm.
The finely worked diamond patterns in brick stitch ("tar shomar") on this hand-embroidered cushion cover from Afghanistan is typical of traditional Hazara textiles. Silk thread on a black cotton ground with silk tassels, measuring 40 x 40 cm. Contemporary.