These cushions were designed and made for us when we were in India. They are created in Kashmir, known for crewel stitch work.
The crewel strict is a loop over loop type of embroidery going back to the 1600's, usually made of wool.
The front of the cushion is 100% wool. The
Back is finished in 100% thick cotton with a high quality zipper.
Wash Cold water, hang to dry.
Priced as a cushion, without the insert.
20" x 20" Colour- Goldenrod
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Cushion Block Print 1
Traditional Indian block print cushion with a modern feel introduced with colour and texture. We had these made for Karger when visiting Jaipur. Notice the hand stitching all the way around the edges.
100% Cotton. Hand wash cold water, hand to dry.
Flips to dark grey.
Tonga Wall Basket XXL 8N
These beautiful baskets are made in the remote Binga district of Northern Zimbabwe - home to the displaced Tonga people. Today, many Tonga women utilize traditional weaving techniques to create intricately patterned baskets. Tonga baskets are woven using the over and under style of ‘simple’ weaving and a 16 inch diameter basket can take around 2 weeks to complete. The baskets are finished using a coiled rim with a distinctive herringbone pattern. These baskets are made from all natural and locally harvested materials such as wild grasses, small vines, and palm leaves dyed with tree bark. The largest sized bowls are still used by the Tonga people for their original purpose of winnowing grains.
When you purchase a fairly traded item like this African basket, you receive a beautiful artisan product while helping a family in a developing country raise their standard of living. Additionally, you are playing an important part in keeping traditional crafts alive. Thank you for your purchase!
28" for XL
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Batonga Wall Basket XL
In the Pemba and Monze districts of Zambia's Southern Plateau, skilled Batonga women craft iconic baskets from locally harvested palm leaves and wild twigs. The weavers artfully elevate single-use plastic bags that would otherwise be discarded to add colorful assorted graphic motifs to their baskets.
Sold singly in assorted patterns. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.