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Escape and Evade Silk Map Square Cushion handmade by Home Front Vintage
This beautiful cushion will be a unique addition to any home. Made from original silk Escape & Evade maps, the front side offers space to really appreciate the beauty of these original pieces. The back of the cushion is covered in a soft blue fabric.
The cushion measures 48 cm squared, and is heavily stuffed to be plump and luxurious.
All cushions are handmade and unique, therefore the map design on the cushion may differ from that shown in the photograph with maps from different WW2 and Cold War territories used.
Sara Jane of Home Front Vintage rescues damaged silk ‘escape and evasion’ maps and remakes them into artworks, homewares and accessories for people who value British heritage and provenance. All the work is made from genuine issue silk maps from WW2 to the 1950s Cold War period, preserving the integrity and history of the maps but making them relevant to today so that their story will survive.
During WW2 the military had maps printed onto silk as it doesn’t degrade in water and can be folded up very small to be concealed inside the lining of a uniform or the hollowed out heel of a flying boot. The maps were issued to the military throughout WW2 and beyond; helping our troops find their way home.