These cotton kantha work cushion covers are made using vintage fabric saris in the age-old sewing tradition of kantha, where women would lay worn out fabric on top of each other and sew them together to create a new and useable piece. The effect is totally enchanting and takes a regional art form into a relevant and modern design. The nature of this lovely cushion cover ensures that each one is completely unique and tells a story with delicately mended patches and gorgeously narrative fading. The mixes of fabric are truly eclectic. These 'flaws' are not faults, but are part of their charm and indications of their previous life. Be smug in the knowledge that you have a delightfully attractive unique bit of history in your possession.
Supplier Info: This cushion cover is made by a very small business based in the textile city of Jaipur in Northern India. There are thirty employees who are highly skilled in the art of hand-embroidery as well as hand-printing.They receive paid time off for important festivals, such as Diwali and Holi and the business supports a charity that encourages independence and equality in women. The company have also set up ecological measures such as a solar system to generate electricity.
Why we love this product!
• Fair Trade
Dimensions: 40 x 40cm