Bolster Cushions - Cowrie shells.
These limited edition wax cloth cushions with our signature black and white stripe trim in bolster form have been created to enliven your home and with the idea that everyday objects can be imbued with a sense of celebration and hope right down to their recycled PET bottle inners!
Textiles bring softness and feelings in to your home, they nurture and protect with their warp and weft and will enliven your space with their colour, print and textures.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE COWRIE: Spiritual meaning. In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents the Goddess of protection in the ocean. In Africa, and in the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity. Also thought of as the mouth of Orisha, believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.
Other than this, these shells also have a connection with femininity for some obvious reasons and one is its appearance. More importantly, women typically use their shells in ritual and on their altars or even use these shells in their spells for birth, sexuality, menstruation, or birth. Beyond the feminine ties of these shells, these also represent prosperity as they were used as currency in many cultures and they are especially important in much of Africa.
HANDMADE FROM OUR TEXTILE ARCHIVE: Crafted from our textile archive, collected from our travels far and wide over the last twenty years. Think.. vintage, handwoven, artisanal and handmade textiles, we like to call it empowering decoration!
FEATURES + DETAILS:
Materials: Wax cloth fabric purchased from the markets in Accra.
Inners are 100% recycled PET bottle inners.
Dimensions: W 16.5cm L53cm
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