Carolina parakeet patchwork cushion


This unique and beautiful patchwork cushion, made by Kate Coleman, features as its central image a Carolina Parakeet. This beautiful bird, once the northernmost parrot in the world, dwindled down to the last known specimen which perished in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918. The parakeet is reaching towards cockleburs, a plant which lent the parakeets its toxicity, so that cats who ate the parakeets died. Also in this design is a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a monarch butterfly with its milkweed larval foodplant, and in the lower right corner, just for fun. the pucker-butt chile, which is the hottest chile pepper in the world, and is from South Carolina.

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Product Description

Colourway: Multiple

Fabric type: Pure European linen, woven and printed in the UK.

Composition: 100% natural pure English linen of a medium weight of 250g

Care: Dry clean only

Size: 17″ x 17″ (44 cm x 44 cm)

Cushion pad: 100% pure natural British wool encased in high-grade cambric cotton fabric. Wool from British sheep, sheared and processed in the UK. Good for allergy sufferers. Well filled. Complies with 1988 fire safety regulations. Wool cushions are a healthy, eco-friendly alternative to down or hollowfibre fillings.

Closure: The cover has a zip closure along the bottom edge.