Kalimantan Cushion

Dhs. 645

Only 2 pieces in stock!

Richly hued in warm shades for the season, this cushion is laid-back charm at its best. Handcrafted from a traditional Kalimantan cloth, likes of which have been highly sought after over the centuries by collectors, get ready for an exquisite pairing of heritage (yet oh-so-current) patterning and nature’s finest peach pink, beige and indigo hues.

Hand dyed using traditional ikat technique and woven on a backstrap loom in Kalimantan 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 Kalimantan, 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. 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.

The solid rust color backing is made from handspun cotton, woven on a backstrap loom in Java and dyed with color from the mangrove tree in the Threads of Life Dye Studio.

Material: 100% cotton cushion cover | polyester filling

Dimensions:28cm (w) x 60cm (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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