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Heritage cushion cover – with tribal stripes and bee wax prints HANDWOVEN – 42cm x 42cm

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Cushion cover handmade from hemp woven on hand loom.

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Treat your cushion with this Heritage cushion cover  for a quirky and modern style.

Welcome to our Heritage Collection! With our handmade cushion cover Heritage, bring the breeze of the mountains from far away into your home, and enjoy the warm and welcoming colours, while appreciating the old and remote cultures from the other side of the globe.

 This cushion cover is totally handmade with beautiful materials

The natural cream fabric is home grown, hand spun and hand woven hemp while the beautiful red fabric with fun patterns is genuine vintage fabric from the 60s / 70s bought in the  Dien Bien province of Vietnam.
A Thai girl (from Thai tribe on the northern mountains of Vietnam) must bring a few yards of cloth to her husband’s family when getting married. This piece of cloth must be handwoven with home-ground and hand-spun yarns, all by herself. The more she brings the more respect she receives from others, as it represents her ability to take care of her own family. The beautiful cloth she makes shows her maturity, diligence, skills and patience – qualities a husband most expects from his wife. The cloth is not used but rather treasured as a keepsake. Sometimes they sell a part of it if they need money for the family, but they would never sell all, as it is believed that keeping this special cloth in the house is just like keeping the wealth and prosperity for the family.This lovely red striped cloth is made with home-ground and hand-dyed cotton, then adorned with jacquard-weaving by hand loom with pure silk yarns.

The indigo trims is also 70s vintage, taken out from unused skirts of Hmong women, another ethnic group in the Northern Vietnam mountains. These trims show off the beautiful hand-painted patterns, made with a bee wax printing technique using natural indigo dyes from leaves of mountain trees.

I also lined the cushion with natural cotton fabric with stabiliser in between the layers which adds to the weight and secures the shape.

The cushion cover is then further adorned with vintage style brass coins and hand-stitched decorative accents.

Size : 42cm x 42cm
(45cm x 45cm or 18″ x 18″ cushion filling square pad is recommended)

Smooth overlapping opening at the back.

Hand wash inside out with mild soap (Max 30°C) or dry clean only. Wash separately. Do not soak in water before washing. Do not spot clean. Do not bleach. Hang to dry. Iron on the back side whenever possible. Hemp products will get softer and better after washes. Slight fading of colours is however expected as with all natural hand dyed fabric.

Dimensions

42cm x 42cm

Washing Instructions

Dry clean or cold hand wash inside out with mild soap. Wash separately. Do not soak in water before washing. Do not spot clean. Do not bleach. Hang to dry. Iron on the back side whenever possible. Hemp products will get softer and better after washes. Slight fading of colours is however expected as with all natural hand dyed fabric.

Colour

orangy red, indigo, cream

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