An artistic and artisan addition to your lounge.
In a perfect fusion of 15th Century craft and 21st Century design, these beautiful wool cushion covers merge the best in contemporary and abstract design and are produced using the finest, traditional techniques.
This cushion cover is made in Kashmir using chain-stitch in 100% wool on a 100% cotton backing.
Cold wash, dry flat. Cool iron or dry clean.
Measures 45 x 45 cm.
Producer: Zaida Crafts
Founded by husband and wife team Isaq from Kashmir and Maria from Ireland, Zaida work in Kashmir with independent village producer groups to utilise traditional craft skills and values with Western contemporary design. Chainstitch work is carried out by the village men between the cycles of planting and harvest. The craft earns money for clothing, school books and shoes, medical expenses, weddings and funerals. Most of Zaida's craftspeople live and work in a village near Anantnag, and area affected by the border dispute between India and Pakistan.
Maria and Isaq are documenting and researching the lives of their craftspeople and are investigating opportunities to help their families further in the future. They currently pay their artisans above the rate set by the Chainstitch Workers Association with orders paid for in advance. Zaida have fair trade principles at the core of everything they do.