Naga Striped Amber Cushion

Dhs. 265

Only 4 pieces in stock!

After some color without going overboard? Artful minimalists, we hear ‘ya.

Low key yet high on pattern and texture, this lightweight cotton cushion is the no-fail recipe for artfully arranging your bed or couch. A modern take on indigenous designs of the Naga tribes, mix and match it with our other Naga cushions for an effortlessly dreamy monochrome-with-a-touch-of-contrast vibe.

Handwoven using age-old backstrap loom technique (with the loom wrapped around the weaver’s back), each cushion takes 1-2 days to craft.

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

 

Founded in 1993 to provide employment, sustenance and livelihood to the weavers of Nagaland (a state in north-eastern India) while preserving their textile legacy, Heirloom Naga started with only one weaver. Quickly growing to 50 in the same year, they now empower and gainfully employ 450 female weavers across 9 different Naga tribes.

Inspired by age-old weavings of the different Naga villages, each one known for its own distinct motifs, Jesmina, the founder of the cooperative, was determined to bring legacy textiles and traditional designs (customarily reserved for shawls and sarongs) into the modern age. While their styles are a contemporary take on heritage patterning, each of their pieces is still painstakingly woven on traditional backstrap looms - with each design taking 2 to 4 days to weave, depending on complexity of the pattern. Made of bamboo sticks and rope that wraps around the weaver’s back, these looms are compact and portable - making it possible for all of Heirloom Naga weavers to work from the comfort of their homes, in between agriculture work and household chores.

By providing door step employment, Heirloom Naga not only prevents migration (that many a weavers would undertake to seek employment) and empowers circular economy but encourages women to actively protect and embrace their traditional legacy. All while sharing ‘made in Nagaland’ with the world.

Material: 100% cotton 

Dimensions: approx. 46cm (w) x 46cm (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, NAGA CUSHIONS, 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.

BORNN CANDLES

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. 

TENSIRA RANGE 

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.

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.

ART

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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