Vintage Liberty of London

Vintage Liberty of London




Vintage Liberty of London Green Silk Scarf with Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

Large custom made one-of-a-kind luxury cushion (pillow) created from an extremely rare vintage circa 1960s silk Liberty of London scarf featuring a wonderfully stylised landscape named 'Oxford'. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles 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.

Founded by Arthur Liberty, the world famous British department store Liberty of London began trading in 1875 in a small shop called East India House, by the 1920s it was a leading establishment. Liberty was not a designer himself but a businessman who had a gift for recognising talent and new trends, hiring the top designers of the time. By the 50s the store had a seasonal brochure dedicated solely to it’s scarves and still today a third of the ground floor of it’s magnificent mock-Tudor London flagship store is devoted to scarves. Liberty was situated at the top of Carnaby Street which epitomised the explosion of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and Liberty’s could not ignore this. With a flavour of psychedelia in the landscape with a busy multi-coloured foreground against a dream like background, does the path lead to an endless journey? It definitely has qualities reminiscent of this popular culture and art movement as fashion always reflects the social times it’s in. (I have been working with vintage textiles for years and never come across this one before, we think it's a very special piece.) Note the iconic old style Liberty logo at the bottom right and corner. A very luxurious silk sumptuous to the touch with a soft sheen. For be lovely in a conservatory for a garden party. 

A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.

Handcrafted in Ireland

Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour


Color: Multi-color. Pale green, orange, blue, red, purple, pink and pistachio. 

Size: 20.5“ x 20.5“

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