Large Vintage Valentino Ribbon Silk Scarf with Irish Linen Cushion Pillow
A large custom made one-of-a-kind cushion (pillow) created from a stunning rare vintage Valentino silk fashion scarf in an elegant design. A simple yet exquisite ribbon tied with an elaborate bow in the centre as if painted on with an appearance of brush strokes. It divides the piece into two sections of different shades, a soft subtle feminine nude and diagonally opposite a delicate pale ballet pink and with symmetry pleasing to the eye. Placed proudly in the bottom right hand corner is the ‘Valentino’ signature.
On a quality twill silk with a sumptuous slight sheen and beautiful texture and diagonal grain which was delicately hand rolled and hemmed before being carefully unraveled to create our cushion. 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. The traditional oatmeal color linen is a combination of the unbleached raw colour of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with pristine white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful mottled effect.
Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, best known as Valentino, is known for his fine haute couture creations. Valentino couture is the ultimate extravagance, one example being the white gown worn by Jackie Kennedy at her wedding to Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Their signature look being pretty bows and intricate lace patterning infused with femininity. Reminiscent of Rococo interior stucco moulding decoration, it exudes romance and luxury. A rare find as Valentino scarves today are mainly found in chiffon and featuring their signature lace print. Would work well with a variety of colour schemes due to its neutral tones, a charming addition to one’s interior.
A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.
Handcrafted in Ireland
Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour
Colour: Pink, taupe, cream, off white, soft brown black.
Size: 21.5 x 21.5 “