cushion end

One of a pair of couchwork cushion ends (kampek) with nona motif, raised couchwork on a yellow 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, with stems, tendrils and leaves between. 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 worked in raised couched metal strips to either side of a pattern of scrolling floral and stem shapes worked in the same material and technique as the centre panel.The cushion end is machine sewn onto a shape made of a length of ornage silk damask which would have fitted over the end of a rectangular cushion. The orange damask is lined with white cotton fabric printed with floral motifs in blue and pink.

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