Cushion with hand-printed cherry and bird print designed by the Danish textile artist Marie Gudme Leth. With her sense of beautiful patterns, she became a pioneering figure in Danish and international textile art. Now her iconic pattern Cherry is printed again.
The happy and brightly colored pattern with birds between the cherry and peach branches today has iconic status within Danish handicrafts. The elegant and airy composition became not least popular when Queen Ingrid chose it to decorate one of the princesses' rooms.
Flowers were Marie Gudme Leth's love, and she was a fine draftsman who found inspiration in the Danish flora.
The pattern is connected to the lush floral style that Marie Gudme Leth launched in the early 1940s. "In a dark time, you needed bright colors and colorful cheerfulness indoors", she said, with reference to the World War and the German occupation of Denmark.
The cherry pattern was the first to be executed in a new technique of photographic transfer of the pattern of the fabric to the printing frames. With this, even greater precision could be achieved in the drawing itself.
The cushion cover measures 50 x 50 cm with a print on the front and a plain colored back. A down pillow is included.
The textile is hand-printed at Frösö Handtryck in Northern Sweden, and since the motif is hand-printed, the individual prints may vary.
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm
Material: 100% linen with pigment color
Design: Gudme Leth
Model: Cherry collection
It is recommended to clean the pillow, not wash.