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Indigo Ikat Pillow Cover

Regular price $89.00 USD
Regular price $133.99 USD Sale price $89.00 USD
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Real hand-dyed indigo textiles are hard to find and these are a true work of art you will be proud to display in your home. You can really tell the craftsmanship of the ancient technique that went into making these. The dying tradition is a meticulous and time consuming process. Natural indigo contains no chemicals or toxic metals and fabrics dyed with indigo are believed to be good for the skin.

  • Material: Handwoven, indigo dyed cotton + cotton lining
  • Measurements: 16" x 16" or 18" x 18"
  • Details: Zippered closure
  • Handmade with love in Laos
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
  • Note: This is only the cover. Pillow insert not included.

Artisan Profile

Laos is a country of diverse ethnic groups, each with unique and highly adept craft and artisan skills, but the pressures of modern life and the availability of cheap factory made imports have resulted in Lao people giving up their crafts and their rural livelihoods. As a result, many of the crafts of Laos are vanishing art forms. Our design and production teams work closely with artisan groups in Laos to create items that fit modern, natural lifestyles while still retaining the spirit of traditional craftsmanship. Guided by the principles of fair trade, we work to create employment opportunities for villagers, especially women, and to reduce poverty and each product is made and finished in the villages.

The cotton used to make these pillows is planted by hand and watered by the monsoon rains. It takes eight months for the plant to produce the cotton flower, then it is picked by hand, ginned by hand (a difficult and tedious activity), and then spun into yarn by hand. Traditional wood and bamboo looms are used by weavers to transform the cotton fiber into cotton cloth.

Indigo dying is a skill that is passed on through generations and is an ancient art steeped in myths. Menstruating women are kept away from the indigo jars for fear of upsetting the “indigo spirit” and rendering the dye useless. Indigo dye is made from the leaves and shoots of the “kharm” plant, which grows in many areas in Laos. Getting the raw materials for indigo may be easy, but making it is an art.  It involves fermentation of the “kharm” and keeping the mixture in air-tight jars at the required temperature. 

 

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Had one but not the other

Bittersweet purchase, this was the best price/delivery time I found when looking online but they only had 1 of the blankets I wanted, the other was sold out. would have given 5 stars if they had both.

Alex was good to inform me that he can let me know when the other one I want is in stock so make sure you contact their customer service, they are really helpful!

Good buy

Best value I saw online and these guys delivered. Quick shipping, great customer service. Added your site to my bookmarks to shop here again!

I LOVE MY BLANKETS!

Good quality, great big print that doesn't wash away and its so soft! I bought for decoration but cant stop cuddling with this blanket in my couch while watching tv!

I dont like football

I don't know why I got a football blanket. I am an animal lover so I saw that it said falcons and ravens, so I expected a picture of said animals, instead I got these weird logos of sports teams.

I gave 2 stars instead of one because the customer service guy quickly took back my item and refunded my money so that was ok I guess.

Good size

I like these blanket, the size was good for me but I prefer a thicker blanket since I get cold easy, this was just a little too thin for me so I take down a star but my wife says its warm for her so I guess its subjective if you are looking to use this for warmth

Such a great present

Got these for my boys since they are huge football fans and they ABSOLUTELY loved them! they love napping with them and wearing them around the house like capes. They each got their favorite team (a point of contention in the house lol) so its always fun to watch them play sporting these.

Looks so good

These look great!

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In Love

best online purchase ive made. Jey was so nice and helpful

GO BADGERS!

Love my badgers, always a supporter!

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Roosevelt Simpson
Why?

Why would anyone need these? Stop selling stupid crap and help stop global warming!!!!!

Everything was great

Fast shipping, great item. Super customer service

Great Fit

Looks good on my car

Great present for my hubby

My hubby is a sports lunatic and he loved these.

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Ernestine Spencer
I love it

I love these, do not regret my purchase at all!

Just what I needed!

Sports are my passion, got the whole set here, arrived in just 2 days here in California. Will buy again!

Instagram influencer

They would not give me a free one even though I'm a well-known Instagram influencer with 100k followers.

Gift for my husband

Husband loved them

Im happy

took 4 days to arrive

Me gustan

Me gustan mucho estas cubiertas

Such a great buy

Pricier than the cheaper options but the quality is FAN-TAS-TIC! Best buy out there

Took long to arrive

My package was lost in the mail and took 7 days to arrive, product was neatly packaged and in excellent condition, but shipping was too long

Veteran-Owned Business

Always happy to support a veteran-owned business. Thank you for your service Jey!

Gotta have it

Had to buy it, no regrets!

Ripped

Mine came ripped, they quickly replaced it for free. No complaints

Such nice customer service

Customer service is really nice and helpful! very happy