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Ink Trikona Half Zafu Retreat Meditation Cushion's print honors the triangle, a powerful, mythical shape symbolizing the Universe and believed to assist meditation. A downward trikona, connected with female energy, represents water and prakriti (one’s nature or matter). An upward triangle indicates agni (fire) and purusha (spirit); it is associated with the celestial and, in many cultures, symbolizes rising energy and spiritual aspiration. Screen printed in deep charcoal 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
-1/2 zafu size: 14” L x 8” W x 4.5” H
-100% cotton cover and liner
-access to fill for height adjustment
-zip closure & carry handle
-outer cover machine wash cold, line dry; dry clean for best results
-inner cover spot clean
-covers & tassel made in India
-USA buckwheat hull fill
-hand finished on order, ships via UPS ground