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The classic, rich patterns of ikat cloth inspired Horizon Ikat Pranayama Bolster's print. A coveted commodity along Asia’s great Silk Road, the skill and time required to dye and weave ikat is so revered in some cultures it’s believed the cloth is imbued with magical powers. If you’re ever at Lotsa Temple in Alchi in Ladakh, look for ikat patterns painted on the ceilings. Hand block printed in a beautiful rich blue, this chattra beauty is finished 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.
-under the knees or ankles in savasana and baddha konasana for lower back relief and in butterfly to ease and relax groin extension
-under the knee/calf in supported savasana twist to rotate the spine, massage digestive organs, reduce back pain
-along spine or horizontally under shoulder blades for heart opening and chest expansion in savasana
-pelvic tilt and spine alignment for enhanced prana flow in seated lotus, especially nice for flexible hips
-under the upper thigh or hip in eka pada rajakapotasana for glute, groin & psoas stretching, organ stimulating, and deep fold lift & support
-added torso and head support when sinking into restorative, resting, hip and spine releasing balasana
Block printing is a multi-step process requiring skill and patience. This textile technique is believed to have originated in India, and is traditionally passed from one generation to the next. Master carvers trace a design motif onto a wood block then tap the design into the wood to guide chiseling a relief pattern. Fabric is pre-washed then pinned in place on a long printing table. An ink master mixes color and skilled printers block print ink to cloth, slowly and meticulously repeating the process along the fabric length to create beautiful, unique textiles. The printed fabric is then heated to set and bond ink, followed by washing and pressing before cutting and stitching. Imperfections including ink density and block alignment are characteristic of this ancient printing method.
details & care
-31”L x 9”W x 5.5”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