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Mustard Vasuki Zafu Meditation Cushion's print is named for the Hindu Lord Shiva’s snake companion. Snake worship is a long followed tradition in India where snakes are considered creatures of strength and their skin shedding represents rebirth. Lord Shiva is often depicted wearing Vasuki around his neck, a reminder to devotees to search within for strength and happiness. Hand-block printed in warm mustard, 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.
-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
-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
-11” diameter x approximately 6” high, pleated sides
-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 via UPS ground