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Charcoal Darpan Zabuton Meditation Cushion's print is inspired by the amazing, light-reflecting hall of mirrors at Amber Fort in Jaipur. In India a darpan, mirror, signifies reflection and faithful depiction. Screen printed in rich gray 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 your chattra meditation cushion away.
-seated comfort during meditation, whether sitting in lotus or kneeling in virasana
-creating pelvic tilt and open hips when paired with a zafu cushion, improving prana flow and enhancing practice comfort
-adding to supta badhakonasana props for deeply comfortable and restorative relaxation
-padding the back and neck in halasana and salamba sarvangasana
-comfortable floor seating at dharma talks
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
-28” square by 2.5” H
-100% cotton cover and liner
-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