The Whirling Dervish
— Hand Made from Antique Textiles
Whirling Dervish specialises in cushions made from antique hand-woven textiles and lampshades made from old silk saris. Our collection tells stories of the past and celebrates the traditions of those who wove the fabrics – a journey down the silk roads and beyond.
We work with block-print, resist-dyed, hand-woven, hand-embroidered fabrics and antique silks sourced from all over the world but primarily Uzbekistan, Syria, Palestine, Pakistan, India, Japan, Peru and Ghana. We’re proud to supply to top designers and see our products in some of the most beautiful interiors. But we also seek to keep our prices accessible so our cushions and lampshades can be enjoyed in many homes.
Not only do we use antique textiles because we believe the colours; the designs; the materials; and the methods are the best, but also because we have a commitment to minimize the consumption of natural raw materials and the quantity of textiles sent to landfill. We partner with small workshops in developing countries, supporting them to maintain traditional crafts. The feather and down in our cushions comes from happy ducks on small farms and is collected as a by-product.