Product: 100% cotton cushion cover. Hand dyed natural vegetable colours. Deep natural indigo blue. 50cm X 30cm. Envelope style closing.
Craft: a group of designers and artisans dedicated to reviving ancestral techniques of natural dying in Bangladesh have come together to make these cushions. A social project concerned with craft heritage but also artisan welfare and the promotion of sustainable, ecological practices in the textile industry. All dyes are locally sourced and where possible use waste products (such as fruit peels and tree bark) or by-products to create the colour.
Colour: Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria)
The Indigofera Tinctoria plant is native to Bengal, grown to improve the soil composition in between harvests. The leaves of the shrub are soaked and fermented to produce a wide spectrum of shades, from deep green to the prized radiant indigo blue. Known as Neel in the sub-continent, historically the pigment was used in painting and as a fabric dye for the garb of armed forces and important personalities. Various recipes are used to create many different shades of blue. One of the most sought after and recognisable colours on the planet.
In detail :
50cm X 30cm
100% cotton, naturally dyed
Cool hand wash separately to other colours.
Cushion inner not included.
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