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The embroidered textiles of Central Asia inspired the medallion print of our chattra Fuchsia Suzani Zafu Meditation Cushion. Traditionally included in wedding dowries to demonstrate the stitching skills - suzan means needle in Persian - of brides, suzani tapestries date to the 1700‘s. Screen printed in bright pink 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 and liner; adjustable buckwheat hull fill contours to the body. So lovely you won't want to put away your chattra meditation cushion.
-pelvic tilt and spine alignment for enhanced prana flow
-seated meditation comfort in lotus and virasana
-lower back lift in setu sarvangasana
-foot support in halasana
-knee support and weighted belly comfort in savasana
-support in supta baddha konasana
-pair with a chattra zabuton for leg & knee support and added comfort
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
-11” diameter x approximately 6” high, pleated sides
-100% cotton cover and liner
-access to fill for height adjustment
-zip closure & carry handle
-outer cover machine wash cold, line dry
-inner cover spot clean
-covers & tassel made in India
-USA buckwheat hull fill
-hand finished on order, ships via UPS ground