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Navy Bandhani Oval Bolster's print is inspired by the dots and circles of tie-and-dye textiles. From the Hindi word bandhan (tying up), turbans, saris and skirts of Rajasthan and Gujurat are often printed by bandhani. Screen printed in rich blue by master artisans in India, this chattra beauty is accented with illuminating orange, a color significant in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths, and festooned with a colorful tassel like those seen on the camels of Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert. 100% cotton cover, liner and firm cotton fill. So lovely your practice will be inspired.
-torso and head support when sinking into restorative, resting, hip and spine releasing balasana
-spine & head support plus heart opening in restorative baddha konasana
-under the knees in savasana and baddha konasana for lower back relief and in butterfly to ease and relax groin extension
-hip lift in viparita karani inversion, improving blood flow to assist digestion and relieve tired or swollen feet and legs
-along the legs when folding into supported paschimottanasana for organ massage, hamstring & calf stretching, spine lengthening and lower back release
-under the knee/calf in supported savasana twist to rotate the spine, massage digestive organs, reduce back pain
-upper back or torso support for heart opening and chest expansion in savasana
-under hands and forearms when prone in active restorative bhujangasana, stretching the chest and spine, toning buttocks, soothing sciatica, opening the heart and lungs
-pelvic tilt and spine alignment for enhanced prana flow in seated lotus and virasana
-under the forehead in down dog, balasana, eka pada rajakapotasana for neck release and resting head support
-under the upper thigh or hip in eka pada rajakapotasana for glute, groin & psoas stretching, organ stimulating, and deep fold lift & support
Screen printing, one of the earliest textile techniques for creating precise images on cloth, is a multi-step process requiring skill and patience. Fabric is stretched flat then overlayed with a design motif blocking stencil. A handmade screen is placed on top of the cloth and stencil. Ink is applied, then a blade is moved across the screen, pushing the ink through to print pattern to cloth. Often, as with chattra screen printing, two master printers move the blade across the fabric; the action is meditative and rhythmic. The cloth is then heated to bond ink to fabric, followed by washing and pressing before cutting and stitching.
details & care
-24”L x 12”W x 6”H
-100% cotton cover and liner
-zip closure & carry handle
-outer cover machine wash cold, line dry
-inner cover spot clean
-covers & tassel made in India
-USA grown cotton fill
-hand finished on order, ships within 48 hours via UPS ground