Flores Cushion

Dhs. 725

Only 3 pieces in stock!

Say hello to urban retreat. With soothing blues and coral neutrals, this contrast-rich cushion is all the punch you need for a blissful escape. Handcrafted from a heritage ikat cloth, hand-dyed and -woven on the island of Flores and featuring traditional geometric motifs, we are mesmerized by the contrast between the deep indigos and vibrant corals. More reasons to love these stunners? The indigo backing is an entire look in and of itself. Sprucing up your home for fall (in the most versatile of ways) has never been easier.

Hand dyed using traditional ikat technique and woven on a backstrap loom in Flores, Indonesia, the fabric takes 3 months to dye and weave and a day to reconstruct as a pillow.

This lumbar cushion comes with a pre-filled cruelty-free down alternative insert.

Originally handwoven by the weavers of Flores, this cushion is handcrafted from a traditional cloth in Ubud, Indonesia by Threads of Life, an association working with over a 1000 women weavers on 12 islands across Indonesia.

To create this ikat textile, weavers first tie and then dye the yarns using mud dyes and leaves. The red coloring is achieved by multiple dyes from the root of Morinda (Indian mangroves) and the blues from the indigo plant. Once the threads are ready, it is woven on a traditional backstrap loom - with the loom wrapped around the weaver’s back, the weaver controls the tension of the thread by leaning forward or back.

Depicting ancestor motif of a person with horses, such textiles are usually used as part of marital gift exchange, which often includes horses and animals alongside textiles. As exquisite as the front, the backing is stunning in its simplicity and reminiscent of the patterning traditionally used on a man’s sarong.

Material: 100% cotton cushion cover | polyester filling

Dimensions: 30cm (w) x 64cm (l) 

Currently we deliver to addresses within the UAE only. 

All in stock items are shipped within 1-2 business days of your placing an order and are usually delivered within 2-3 days of being shipped. For addresses outside the city limits, our delivery partner will reach out to confirm delivery date.

If you live outside of the UAE and are interested in placing an order, please drop us a note on hello@storyofsource.com with your destination address and item you would like to order. We will consult with our delivery partners and update on the possibility, costs and timelines for overseas shipping within 1-2 days.

As all of our items are handcrafted using all-natural fibers and some plant-based dyes, we’ve put together a few words of advice how to best care for them so they brighten up your home for years to come.

HUIPIL CUSHIONS, BATIK & IKAT CUSHIONS, XELA FLOOR POUFS, STRAPS & YOGA BAGS  

Because these items are made with vintage textiles and may include leather accenting or hardware, we recommend that they are professionally dry cleaned when cleaning is required.

JASPE & JASPE BASURA

We recommend that cushions, rugs, throws and bed blankets from these collections are dry cleaned. This will ensure that colors retain their luster and fabric its shape. 

TOTO & CHILE VERDE

Gently wash cushions, bed blankets and throws from these collections by hand, in cool water. Wrap the tassels in rubber bands before washing, use mild soap and line dry to maintain the piece's original shape.

PETRIFIED WOOD 

Clean with a natural or mild cleanser (avoid harsh chemicals) and a soft cloth.

RUGS

Vacuum regularly. Rotate every few months to even out wear, especially if the rug is located in a high traffic area. In case of a liquid spill, blot the spot using a white cloth to draw up the liquid; never rub a wet stain to prevent colors from bleeding. If further spot cleaning is required, entrust your rug to a professional dry cleaning service.

 

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