Extra Long Zunil Lumbar Cushion

Dhs. 569

Introducing our one step styling trick to that effortlessly-casual-yet-styled-to-perfection bed look - the Zunil lumbar.

A dreamy concoction of vivid hues set against bold geometric patterning, this extra long vintage cortes (traditional Guatemalan skirt) cushion is just the finishing touch to take a bedroom from lackluster to heritage chic. And if bedroom styling wasn’t enough, this lumbar is just as impactful on a couch, daybed or outdoor sofa.

Handcrafted using traditional ikat technique and woven on a foot pedal loom, the fabric takes nearly 3 weeks to dye and weave.

This lumbar cushion comes with a pre-filled cruelty-free down alternative insert and off-white recycled cotton backing. 

Crafted from a textile originally handwoven for and worn by an indigenous woman, this cushion is in vintage condition. Some minor imperfections are possible and are a nod to its cultural significance and history.

Originally woven by the weavers of Zunil, each cushion is handcrafted from a vintage cortes (traditional skirt worn by many Guatemalan women to this day). Brought to life using a tie-and-dye method (jaspe, or ikat as its known elsewhere) and woven on a foot loom, Zunil cortes are said to be the most tedious and difficult to weave out of all the cortes in Guatemala. 

Handwoven from incredibly soft cotton, our cortes are given second life by Irma, seamstress and pattern-maker extraordinaire, in Ciudad Vieja. Having started her journey at a garment factory, Irma took pattern-making classes and founded her own business, making wedding and quinceanera dresses. Having honed her skills throughout the years working with local designers, she now works with a number of international designers, been able to outfit her studio with industrial sewing machines and employ her two sisters. 


Material: 100% cotton | polyester filling

Dimensions: approx. 28cm (w) x 109cm (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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