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The intertwining, floral bagh -- Hindi for garden-- print of Taupe Bagh Zabuton Meditation Cushion is inspired by the renowned royal gardens of India’s Mughal dynasties. Bagh designs, typically symmetrical, included astrological and numerology references, running water, reflecting pools, and bird-attracting & shade-producing trees and plants. Hand block printed in a warm shade of taupe 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; firm cotton fill. 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
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
-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