Down a winding Dorset lane, over a steep Dorset hill and past a number of crumbling Dorset cottages you will find Bonfield Block Printers. Tradition runs through the heart of Bonfield, working in old block printing methods embedding rural folklore into their imagery. Tales of the land, the folk that worked it and the stories that have been left behind. Cameron Short and Janet Tristram work out a beautiful shop that they saved from developers, adding very little but restoring plenty. Bonfield Prints are a nod to a time gone past, yet they embody a relevance today that we think is vital as our countryside faces seemingly unstoppable changes.
'Azook!' is reminiscent of an antique Isles of Scilly map, illustrated with gigs (clinker-built, elm boats originally from the islands and Cornwall), a mermaid, an inquisitive dolphin and the St. Agnes lighthouse. 'Azook!' is Cornish for 'All together!' and, in times gone by, was used by a 'pilot' of a gig when commanding his crew to pull hard on their oars as one.
A rectangular, hand block-printed cushion in 'Midnight blue' on high quality Russian linen. Backed in a natural jute hemp with raw edging. Block-printed maker's label. Cushion pad (inside) is 100% cotton and filled with duck feathers.
(W)33 x (L)46cm