Jaspe Oblong Cushion

GREEN
£95.00

Crafted out of our original emerald green jaspe design, this oblong cushion piped with a bobble trim is a collector's item. Handwoven on a backstrap loom by artisans in Guatemala this celebrates the long weaving traditions of the country and combines two classic designs, stripes and ikats to create a bold, fresh cushion, the perfect bright centerpiece for a sofa or bed.

This cushion measures  50 cm long x 35 cm high and is filled with an oversized down insert to ensure maximum comfort. It has an invisible zip in the bottom seam and is handcrafted in the U.K. from handwoven Guatemalan fabric. This cushion also comes with a custom hand block printed dust bag.

 

This jaspe design was inspired by the collection of Lilly De Jongh Osborne, our founder's great grandmother, who was a prolific Guatemalan textile collector and scholar in the 1930s. Each of our jaspes have been designed by us in collaboration with our artisan partners. Please note that the design and colours may vary slightly piece by piece due to the handmade nature of the cushions.

 

This cushion is made from fabric handwoven on a backstrap loom. Back strap loom weaving is an ancient weaving technique practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. All of our Guatemalan  jaspe designs are hand dyed and then handwoven on a back strap loom. The looms are simple - typically 6-7 rods- often handmade by the weaver and are easily portable making weaving an activity that can be done almost anywhere. The back rod of the loom is tied to a tree or post  and the other end has a strap that encircles the waist or backside to allow the weaver to move back or forward to produce the necessary tension while weaving takes place. This type of weaving is a time intensive process and the end result is always unique. Many different designs can be made using this technique but we've focussed on our favourites, the Guatemalan ikats known as "jaspes." 

Front of cushion: 100% Cotton

Back of cushion: Linen blend

Piping: Cotton blend bobble trim

Insert: Feather & Down

Dry Clean Only

 

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