Hand Block Print Cotton Cushion Covers (Pair), "Rajasthani Indigo"
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Rich natural indigo dyes color this pair of hand-block-printed accent pillow covers from India. Few textile manufacturers still take the time to process natural indigo or block-print fabrics, but both practices continue to flourish in Rajasthan, India, where this handcrafted bedding is made using techniques that have been perfected over centuries. Bundles of the indigo plant are soaked to extract the vibrant dye, while long sheets of cotton are laid out awaiting the color. With hand-carved wooden blocks, a wax resist is applied to the fabric. When dyed, the wax areas remain white while the rest takes on the evocative hues of midnight, lapis lazuli, and cerulean that all begin with the tropical indigo plant.
Please note: Set of 2 accent pillow covers only; duvet cover and pillow shams not included.
- 0.14 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Each (2): 40.5 cm L x 40.5 cm W
- Each (2): 16" L x 16" W
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Seema's love of art and Indian textiles led to the creation of her own workshop. She employs local people to create her unique line of decorative accessories that incorporate modern and traditional Indian craft techniques.
Seema's workshop is expanding and she has been able to steadily increase the number of full-time assistants while hiring additional workers to meet seasonal demands.
Seema is committed to giving her children every opportunity in life and works very hard to provide for them.
Seema has received a $2600 microcredit loan with 0% interest.