In a perfect fusion of 15th Century craft and 21st Century design, these beautiful cushion covers merge the best in contemporary and abstract design and are produced using the finest, traditional techniques.
These cushion covers are made in Kashmir using chain-stitch embroidery. They are stitched using 100% wool on a 100% cotton backing. The embroidery uses locally dyed wool utilising natural colour fast dyes wherever possible and the backing material is thick cotton with a button fastener on the reverse.
Care: Cold wash, dry flat. Cool iron or dry clean. 45cm by 45 cm.
Interesting fact ... chainstitch work is carried out by the village men - in this case from the village of Anantnag. Chainstitch work occurs between the cycles of planting and harvest.
Kumbeshwar Technical School in Nepal conduct Health Camps where they examine for cataracts, advise on womens' health and provide general health checks. Buying fair trade has an ongoing effect in communities like this.