Immerse yourself in luxury with this sumptuous cushion cover, from the Deborah Wace collection. The design features an exquisite moonlit Beard Lichen and fungi detail – presented as mono-prints – from pressed Tasmanian rainforest specimens. It’s the perfect addition to your home.
These Pseudocyphellaria billardierei and Usnea filipendula or Beard Lichen are pressed and then printed to illustrate some of the depth of interconnection amongst species which we often miss. Lichens are a symbiosis of two or three fungi and an algae. Lichens can be used as a bio-indicator as it prefers to only grow in those regions where the air is clean, and of high quality. Lichens have been used in medicine, dying for textiles, cosmetics and fire starting.
“I’m not sure if this is an algae that found a home in a fungi, or a fungi that has enslaved an algae. But if I had to take a guess, I’d say it’s the fungus that’s the one in charge.” Tasmanian Geographic magazine
Style: Extra-large cushion cover (no insert)
Dimensions: 640mm x 640mm
Cover material: European Flax Linen
Reverse side: Quality upholstery fabrics to match cover design (details available upon request)
Make: Hand sewn on machine in Hobart