cushion end

One of a pair of couchwork cushion ends (kampek) with nona flower motif on a red velvet ground. Design has central plant motif with central stem from which a nona flower emerges vertically. Two further nona flower motifs to left and right above and below, reaching into the corners of the main panel. These motifs worked in metal wrapped thread and twined purls. Sequins in spaces between the leaves and flowers. This main panel surrounded by a border with two straight edges, the outer one scalloped on the inner edge, worked in raised couched metal strips to either side of a pattern made of alternating single sequins and leaf shapes made of purls.The cushion end is machine sewn onto a shape made of one piece of green velvet sewn together which would have fitted over the end of a rectangular cushion. The green velvet is lined with pale yellow cotton fabric printed with a variety of discrete rosette patterns in a symmetrical pattern.

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