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Kids cushion cover featuring seals, walrus and other sealife from Australia Underwater World in Oz.

This is a large ECO bench cushion cover featuring a vintage remade and upcycled tea towel. It was made as a tourist souvenir for Underwater World in Manly, Australia which opened in 1989 and redeveloped into Oceanworld in 1992 dating this vintage tea towel to this period. I love this because of the cute animal illustrations, some of which have a really cheeky look in their eyes and they all seem to be smiling. They must have liked having their picture painted.

Screen printed onto a white linen and inside a white border the main two colours are yellow and pale blue representing the water and sand of the design. Several animals are pictured and I'm not sure I can identify all of them exactly but there's a seal mum in the centre looking off to the top right corner and a little white seal pup asleep nestled into her side. There's also a walrus, a grey seal, a sea lion, a sea otter (just his head poking out of the water and looking right at you) and another seal swimming in the sea with some bubbles. The scene also has a thin black lined border and the text Australia's UNDERWATER WORLD Manly in red and black at the bottom centre over yellow sand.

The design has a bit of a dual perspective going on as the mid-blue lines behind the walrus give the impression of looking out to sea and the pale blue being the sky but then there's a seal in the sky too making it look like sea again. Make of it what you will!

The reverse is made from a lovely thick repurposed oatmeal linen and fastens with a matching concealed zip.

Size: Approx 19" x 29" / 50cm x 75cm

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Colours: Pale blue, mid blue, yellow, light brown, grey, black, white. Reverse is oatmeal linen.

Care: The fabrics have been carefully cleaned by Hunted and Stuffed before being fashioned into the cover. Dry cleaning is recommended or a low temperature hand wash.

More cushions made with upcycled vintage tea towels:

Like vintage tea towels? Check out our handmade unisex aprons with original vintage tea towel pockets!

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Frequently asked questions about HuntedandStuffed

For all our vintage pieces we recommend spot cleaning only.
If the item is intended as a gift for another, you can contact us to arrange delivery or to make sure no invoice is included in the package.
(Please note that for items shipped out of the UK, by law we have to attach a customs form to the parcel which will show the value of the contents.)

I always include a complimentary postcard in the parcel as a thank you, a personalised message can be written on this for your recipient upon request - just contact me and I will try my best to help.
Please contact us if you are interested in wholesale.
To ship our large cushions and pads outside the UK is expensive because the couriers charge by volumetric weight, not actual weight, which is very frustrating! We try to keeps costs as low as possible whilst still covering the value of the contents (for insurance purposes in case of loss).
Where possible, we offer our cushions as 'covers only' so you have the choice of what to order, and will link to that option within the listings. It is often cheaper to source your own pad in your country than pay for the extra postage and we indicate the size pad you would need in the listing also. Thanks for your understanding.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Vintage Tea Towel, Linen, Concealed Zip
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 44 reviews
  • Favorited by: 26 people