It’s written in both history books and fairytales. A lady needs a cushion. Always.
But one is never enough. No. Nothing less than a dozen, thank you very much. At Kaspia’s Caravan (pictured above) you’ll find some delicious cushions, some that are just about unattainable anywhere else in this country.
Afghan Saddlebag Cushions
These loomed pile cushions are actually saddlebags for horses, donkeys and camels that have been split, stuffed and sewn up. They are extremely soft and luxurious and considerable handiwork has gone into them. One pillow, or one half of the saddlebag, might take a woman several weeks to make on the loom. Most of these pieces we have in saddle-bag form and if you like a piece we can separate and fill them, leaving you with a matching pair of amazing rug cushions.
Taimani saddlebag cuchions price from $60 – $260
Then there are our great handmade kilim cushions which we have in a host of classic patterns and motifs and in colours ranging from browns, creams and purples to bright pinks and oranges. Yes, you’ll find a pair or a stack to fit your lounge or daybed. Our place is piled high with these kilim cushions and they’re well priced enough to walk out with a dozen, the perfect number of pillows for a lady dreaming of 1001 Arabian Nights.
Kilim cushions priced from $25 – $60
If you’re more entranced by the fine work of Indian and Pakistani embroidered cushions, such as the ‘rali’ or ‘kantha’ pillows, we have a few of these left in our pink textile room. There are severel amazing examples actually, and some vintage pieces, in various sizes. They have all been selected for their bright pop-colours and tassels etc. Those who know me can vouch for the fact I can’t say ‘no’ to the tassel, and neither should you!
Embroidered cushions priced from $60 – $350