White Tactic Cushion

Dhs. 329 Dhs. 605

A pattern so intricate, it's hard to believe it’s woven completely by hand. Crafted out of a vintage huipil (traditional Guatemalan blouse), this nature-inspired, bohemian lumbar effortlessly pairs handmade with contemporary flair.

Handwoven using traditional backstrap weaving technique, each huipil takes 4-6 weeks to weave and 2-3 days to reconstruct as a pillow.

The 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 Tactic on a backstrap loom, each cushion is handcrafted from a vintage huipil (traditional blouse worn by many Guatemalan women to this day). 

A nod to the village it comes from and social status of the weaver, each huipil is rooted in symbolism. Tactic huipiles, for example, feature motifs predominantly related to flora and fauna. From trees of fertility and corn that symbolises men's work at harvest to goats that signify virility and deers that represent harmonious coexistence between man and nature.   

Handwoven from incredibly soft cotton, our huipiles are given second life by Irma, seamstress and pattern-maker extraordinaire, in Ciudad Vieja. All made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.

Material: 100% cotton cushion cover | polyester filling

Dimensions: 26cm (w) x 76cm (l) | 34cm (w) x 51cm (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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