While we were at the atelier in Sardinia where we commissioned the floor rugs (see previous post), we also commissioned new cushions for the Pavilion.
We chose this traditional local design, one of the many designs that the atelier is featuring. The lady who has set up the atelier has not only retrained the local women, but she has also become famous for the rebirth of the craft and of the traditional designs. There are now several similar factories in her little mountain top village , although I am not sure if she is running all of them. But there is no doubt that she has been a driving force in lifting the economy in an otherwise depressed area.
I love the way the texture of the new cushions mirror the texture of the cane chairs, and the squares in the pattern reflect the squares in the Georgian wing.