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La Ghirlandata - Vintage Embroidery Cushion

La Ghirlandata - Vintage Embroidery Cushion
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A large cushion made from an exquisite vintage cross stitch and Sanderson linen fabric.

I have incorporated a vintage cross-stitch on to the front panel of this generously-sized cushion, teaming it with a vintage Sanderson linen fabric from the 1980s in complementary hues of terracotta and slate greens.

The delicate cross-stitch panel is wonderfully modelled in tiny stitches and depicts a Pre-Raphaelite red-haired beauty holding what I think is an Olive branch and small yellow flower. The detail around the neckline of her green robe has been picked out using gold thread.

I have framed the panel using a vintage pom-pom fringe and set it on the beautiful vintage linen fabric by Sanderson called 'Albury' which features large scale, full-blown roses in exquisite shades of terracotta and burnt orange, pale brown and gold set against slate green leaves on a pale green ground. This linen has been used for both the front and back panels.

The terracotta coloured zip opening is at the base of the cushion and all raw fabric edges have been overlocked for a professional finish.

The cushion measures approximately 58 x 58 cm and has been filled with a 60 x 60 cm British-made feather pad to produce a soft, yielding cushion - perfect for that favourite sofa or chair.


I have had this exquisite cross-stitch in my collection for many years. It reminds me so much of the Pre-Raphaelite portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti entitled 'La Ghirlandata' of 1873 housed in the Guildhall Art gallery in London.

I think it translates as 'the Lady of the Wreath or Garland' both beauty and rebellion in one............

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This item will be posted to you by Cotswold Vintage within 3 days of receiving payment.

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