Marie Cushion Cover *organic Cotton
Find a restful moment with this beautiful art cushion.
The front features a digital print on organic cotton of a pointillist style painting by Jan Troop called Portrait of Mrs Marie Jeannette de Lange. 1900
In 1899 Marie rallied for the improvement of women’s clothing to be fashionable but not restrictive. The prime concern was the medical danger of the corset, which prohibited freedom of movement and respiration due to the narrow laces tied around the back, and because of the heavy weight of the crinoline it carried.
As industrial production of loose-fitting wear was still in its infancy, reform clothes were often home-made. The outfit Marie Jeanette is wearing in the painting is probably a bespoke, handmade (and maybe self-made) creation, combining a peachy pink, softly flowing dress with a bolero vest. As with most reform clothing, the design of the dress is very simple and the fabric as well as the trimming are undecorated. From Europeana.
The front is organic cotton, the back is unbleached calico with ties.
48 x 48cm (19 x 19″)
CUSHION COVER ONLY
Inserts sold separately
Handmade in Australia