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Kashmiri floor pillow "Shanti" round floor cushion cover | large meditation cushion - hand embroidered - pillow cover

Kashmiri floor pillow "Shanti" round floor cushion cover | large meditation cushion - hand embroidered - pillow cover

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Handmade floor cushion - floor pillow - meditation cushion "Shanti"
-COVER ONLY!-

made according to centuries old, traditional crewel embroidery art, in mystique Kashmir, North India.

The fine needle art of Kashmir is famous all over the world. One can find their needle art in Pashmina Shawls, Silk or woolen carpets and embroidered home textiles and decor.
A tradition, that has already impressed the ancient Mughal kings of India and Persia, who then decorated their palaces with these unique and breathtaking pieces of art.

Each piece is unique and has been crafted with care and quality in a small family-run workshop in Kashmir.
It takes more than one person to finish this one of a kind pieces of art:
The work is divided into printing (hand block stamp), dyeing of the woolen thread with natural (vegetable) colors, cutting the sizes and tailoring, needlework (aari) by the artisans, and special washing- finishing so that the colors will last a lifetime. So for each cushion at least 5 people put their craft and love into the final product.

"Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old" source: wikipedia

Material: 100% cotton and embroidered with wool
Size: 30 inches
zipper closure

Pillow insert NOT included

You can fill these with custom made cushion inlets, standard fibre or cotton fill, or (like us) use old clothes that you do not use anymore.

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