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Wow! We’re thrilled to offer this limited edition zafu meditation cushion meticulously crafted by textile master Jaya Kanwar and her team of artisans in her Delhi workshop. Jaya reveres India’s craft heritage, combining weaving, printing and stitching traditions to create unique, timeless textiles.
chattra Denim Dhaan Meditation Zafu celebrates the patch-worked rice paddy fields of India. Hand-block printed stripes, dots and color blocks on 100% hand-spun cotton khadi; hand-stitched trim and borders; hand-crafted tassel. From print to trim, each zafu reveals the nuanced handwork of the makers. In shades of denim blue accented with illuminating orange, a color significant in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths. 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
-for leg & knee support plus added comfort, pair with a chattra zabuton
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
-14” diameter x 5.5” high
-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 within 48 hours via UPS ground