This beautiful square cushion is a work of art. It was crafted entirely by hand by expert craftsmen in Hyderabad who use an ancient and elaborate dyeing and weaving technique called Ikat. The muted reds contrast with the blue and cream of the fabric’s design to show off the characteristic blurriness of traditional, handmade ikat fabric. The dusty pink velvet piping used around the edges of the cushion compliments this striking design perfectly.
In India, the history of Ikat extends as far back as the 7th century. Today, this ancient technique is a part of India’s rich and varied textile culture. Hyderabad, Telangana, where our ikat fabric is made, is known as one of the ancient weaving centers of India and has a long history of ikat weaving.
Creating Ikat textiles requires great skill and creativity. A design is mapped onto stretched yarn, then the yarn is bundled and bound before it is resist-dyed in elaborate patterns according to the design. Once the yarn has been dyed it is woven on a traditional wooden handloom to create a beautiful, unique piece of fabric.
The ikat weaving technique has been passed down from father to son over many generations. It takes remarkable skill and years of learning, patience and dedication to become an Ikat artisan and create these pieces of art.
Origin: Hyderabad, India
Materials: Fabric: 100% cotton ikat; Piping: Velvet
Care: Dry-clean only.
Note: Because the ikat fabric of our cushions is handmade, variations will naturally occur from item to item.
There may be slight changes in colour due to the lighting in the photo or the screen which you are viewing from.
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NAMA is a mother–daughter range, born of a shared love of all things beautiful.
Our collection is inspired by the extraordinary world we live in, by the places we have been, and by the people we have met—and the nuggets of beauty and magic we have found—along the way.
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With love, Natasha and Mathy