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Vintage Aquascutum Silk Plaid Tartan Fabric and Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

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This cushion is a one-of-a-kind and part of a sustainability project. It has been created from an up-cycled, recycled luxury fabric, used with the intentions of promoting a more eco-friendly environment by using already existing materials. We both celebrate and cherish the past and take care with rare and precious vintage and antique materials. Through layers of carefully added backing the delicate fabric has been fortified for longevity and thus preserved. (The original designer/brand has been fully credited below) Description: custom made one-of-a-kind luxury cushion (pillow) created from an exquisite vintage silk Aquascutum fashion scarf in a beautiful plaid pattern. The check design is made up of a mix of beige, taupe and navy. Immediately recognizable brand by the signature club check, however it is a very rare version of the iconic design as the geometric pattern is broken up with very sleek blocks of colour in a style inspired by the Modern Movement, Bauhaus, Russian Constructivists and De Stijl. British designer brand Aquascutum was established in 1851 by tailor and entrepreneur John Emary when he opened a high quality menswear shop in Regent Street, London. He produced and patented the first waterproof wool, thus naming his company ‘Aquascutum’, which is Latin for ‘watershield’. It’s an extremely interesting and historical and prestigious brand, they supplied soldiers trench coats for the Crimean and both World Wars, had Royal patronage, his majesty King Edward VII ordered a coat in the Prince of Wales check with the brand granted a royal warrant, and their water-repellent capes were popular among British suffragettes as well as an astonishing host of celebrated figures including, George V, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Sir Winston Churchill, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, and Michael Caine and more recently UK prime minister Baroness Thatcher. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles perfect to compliment this heritage textile, and certified by the Irish Linen Guild, lined in a layer of natural bamboo wadding, filled with new plush duck feather insert and a concealed zip. The traditional oatmeal color is a combination of the unbleached raw colour of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with pristine white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful dabbled effect. Tartan has an air of prestige, tradition and Celtic heritage, however this cushion would look very cool in both a Classic or contemporary setting and is indeed the perfect bachelor pad accessory. Very suitable for a Christmas gift or festive themed home accessory. A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric. Handmade in Ireland. Color: Navy, beige, cream, off-white, ivory, brown, taupe, tan and oatmeal.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)Width: 21 in (53.34 cm)Depth: 5 in (12.7 cm)
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    Unknown
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  • Seller Location:
    Belfast, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4959118805072
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