Jarit Cushion

Dhs. 215 Dhs. 509

Reminiscent of a starry night sky, this batik cushion (crafted from a Javanese textile traditionally worn as a skirt) is true testament to Indonesia’s textile legacy. Prop the bolsters along the arms of your couch, day or sofa bed; or mix and match with your current stack to create the most stylish of snugglefests.

Hand woven into a finished cloth and then batiked using natural dyes in Java, Indonesia, the fabric takes 18-24 months to dye and weave and a day to reconstruct as a pillow.

This cushion comes with a pre-filled down alternative insert and handwoven cotton backing in indigo.

Woven and batiked by a weavers’ cooperative in Java, each cushion is handcrafted from jarit - a single panel batik-decorated textile traditionally worn around the waist as a skirt by women of high social status.

The structure of the batik design represents the rice growing landscape. While the borders symbolize terraces and bunds, the head and foot of the textile denote a rice nursery, where seeds are sprouted before planting. Such motif is said to represent a protective blanket and have healing powers.

Using only locally grown cotton, which is processed by hand into yarn, Java’s weavers first meticulously weave the base cloth on a backstrap loom and then draw traditional designs onto the finished fabric with molten wax. Dyed using all-natural and locally produced indigo, the threads underneath the wax (insulated from the dye) remain white during the dyeing process - with the delicate pattern revealed on the cloth once the wax is removed.

To bring you this textile, we’ve partnered with Threads of Life, an association working with over a 1000 women weavers on 12 islands across Indonesia. Handwoven from incredibly soft cotton, Jarit is given second life as cushions by Tarum, a natural dyeing workshop and weaving cooperative in Bali. All made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.

Material: 100% cotton cushion cover | polyester filling

Dimensions: 33cm (w) x 43cm (l) | 21cm (dia) x 70cm (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.


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.


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. 


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.


Due to its smooth, non-porous surface made of glass, enamel is bacteria inhibiting and easy to clean. Clean with lime juice and baking soda using the smooth side of the cleaning sponge or a soft brush. 


We recommend hand-washing these fabrics with mild soap. For tie & dye pieces, please wash them at 30°C and striped pieces at 40°C and lay flat to dry. Dry cleaning is recommended for kapok-filled cushion inserts.


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


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.


While in storage, do not place objects on top of the artwork. Keep handling to a minimum when during the hanging process and hold your print only from the sides.  Fine art papers can scratch easily, so be very careful to avoid scraping anything across the surface of the print.

For cleaning we recommend using a clean, white, dry, soft lint-free cloth to gently wipe off dust and/or dirt. Use a white non-colored cloth will allow you to see when dust has been collected.

It is recommended that you never display giclee prints in direct sunlight and avoid high temperatures and humidity as it can cause yellowing. 

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