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Desi Lac Red Multi-stripes Cushion

from 105.00
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Desi Lac Red Multi-stripes Cushion

from 105.00

These wool cushion covers are hand woven from local, "desi", wool on traditional pit looms in Kutch, Gujarat, an area famed for its weaving.  

The weavers who create this wool cloth are part of a group of highly skilled weavers in Kutch, who have been encouraged by a local master weaver to stay in their villages and pursue their traditional craft.   By being paid a fair price for their work, many have chosen to stay and weave, rather than leave the area and their families for work in the cities.

Desi wool has a distinctive "dry" texture, typical of wool from this area.  Only natural dyes, such as Lac Red, have been used to colour the wool.  Because the desi wool is hand spun, the cloth has a wonderfully irregular texture, full of movement.

Supplied with our without a duck feather-filled cushion pad (for reduced carriage costs, we suggest purchasing without the pad). 

Available to order in three sizes:

40 x 40cm (16" x 16")

60 x 40cm (24" x 16")

60 x 60cm (24" x 24")

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These wool cushion covers are hand woven from local, "desi", wool on traditional pit looms in Kutch, Gujarat, an area famed for its weaving.  

The weavers who create this wool cloth are part of a group of highly skilled weavers in Kutch, who have been encouraged by a local master weaver to stay in their villages and pursue their traditional craft.   By being paid a fair price for their work, many have chosen to stay and weave, rather than leave the area and their families for work in the cities.

Desi wool has a distinctive "dry" texture, typical of wool from this area.  Only natural dyes, such as Lac Red, have been used to colour the wool.  Because the desi wool is hand spun, the cloth has a wonderfully irregular texture, full of movement.

Supplied with our without a duck feather-filled cushion pad (for reduced carriage costs, we suggest purchasing without the pad). 

Available to order in three sizes:

40 x 40cm (16" x 16")

60 x 40cm (24" x 16")

60 x 60cm (24" x 24")