This cushion is made up of the traditional cloth using a ikat technique made by the weavers of Benlutu on the island of Timor. The back panel is a hearty handspun cotton woven on a backstop loom and dyed to a deep rust using sustainably harvested Ceriops tagal bark from Papua.
The motif on this textile is called ma'kaif refers to a hooked pattern that represents interconnectedness.
These handmade 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 58 x 38 cm / 23 x 15 in
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We work directly with over 1,000 women in more than 35 groups on 12 Indonesian islands from Kalimantan to Timor
We empower women’s enterprises and put money directly into women’s hands where it best ensures their households’ welfares.
Our cultural and technical support moves weavers to great pride of ownership, inspiring the extraordinary quality of their work.
Dye plant use perpetuates a sustainable relationship with the land, and helps a community prioritize conservation.