These glorious cushion covers are made up of a traditional cloth woven in Malaka in West Timor using natural dyes and traditional ikat motifs. The red dye process is the most time consuming process of all dyes as roots of barks are pounded, squeezed and threads repeatedly dyed until the desired red is achieved. The back panel is made from handspun cotton and woven on a backstrap loom then dyed with indigo dyes. Threads of Life works to sustain all traditional weaving and natural dye techniques made by generations gone before while maintaining healthy eco-systems.
The motif on this cushion is called manu refers to a chicken which is very important in Timor ceremonies and rituals.
These handmade handspun natural dyed cushions would be exquisite on a couch, chair or bed. Each cushion cover comes with an inner lining with zipper so all that is required is for you to add the Dacron and enjoy your handmade pillow.
Ikat with natural dyes on cotton and woven in Timor, 2023. Size 52 x 49 cm / 20.5 x 19.5 in Price per piece.
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