JEAN CHEVRON COTTON PILLOW FROM INDIA
Add a contemporary accent to your home with this cushion from Indian designer Navya Khanna. A traditional hand block printing technique is used to create the unique pattern over the midnight blue base. The artisan then enhances the geometric motif with snow white embroidery. Each rectangular cover features a back in solid midnight and opens with a zipper at the bottom for inserting a cushion.
- 18" L x 12.25" W
- 100% cotton with rayon embroidery
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Included: Our cruelty-free ECO-Cushion is unbleached and filled with 100% recycled content fiber—soft and responsible.
- Features a zipper closure
- Dry clean only
- Made in India.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Artisan crafted textile decor accessories in India
"I love to play with different types of fabric, embroidery and prints. I believe that the true value and reward in accomplishing a goal is in the challenges you overcome on the journey."
"For me, art has always been very meaningful and powerful. I felt an incredible capacity for creativity and imagination. My crafts teacher in kindergarten played an integral role in my life, helping me think freely, and she awarded me an excellence certificate in arts and crafts when I was a child.
"From my arts and crafts teachers in school to my professors in the academy, all have played a key role in shaping my art. Also, my mother is an artist and her beautiful paintings have always been an inspiration to me.
"I spent a lot of time researching in old books and experimenting to learn new weaving techniques. At the outset, my biggest task was to learn the basics of setting up a loom and mastering the process, followed by learning shibori, which is a Japanese tie and dye technique. I also went to Rajasthan to learn the region's traditional leheriya tie-dye methods. Knowing about fabrics was an important step before entering the field of design. Learning embroidery was also time-consuming.
"I love to play with different types of fabric, embroidery and prints. I believe that the true value and reward in accomplishing a goal is in the challenges you overcome on the journey.
"The intricacy and detailing required is my favorite part of textile arts. Special colors can provoke different emotions, associations and responses. Creativity comes to me from my surroundings, the seasons, my moods and the ambience.
"I identify myself as a hardworking and focused individual with a social commitment to produce environment-friendly, organic textiles and to promote India's traditional handicrafts. My work is a humble attempt to empower artisans by helping to create a designer range and, at the same time, help generate employment while they work from the comfort of their own homes or workshops.
"I dream of launching my own fashion label one day. I believe that everything around us is a piece of art or an inspiration. I want to make my parents proud and show my work around the world."