Chokwe Minei Throw Pillow
HAND-EMBROIDERED WITH NEEDLE AND THREAD
Our Chokwe silk accent pillows are #blackhairlove personified. Minei means "four" in the Bantu language of the artists who originally carved these delicate, decorative combs. Pure silk fibers are spun by hand into yarn, then dyed by hand using natural dyes. The indigo dyed yarns are handwoven into beautiful blue silk pillows. Finally, the decorative design is intricately hand-embroidered on the front and back sides. A pair of our Chokwe throw pillows changes your couch into a conversation.
Charkha Throw Blanket, Light Orange
Dyed by hand
Weavers from Jharkhand. Embroiderers from Uttar.
MATERIALS & CARE
Handspun, hand-dyed and handwoven Eri silk. Rayon embroidery thread. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic.
Dry clean only.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Orders are typically dispatched in 5-7 days.
Shipping is directly from Kashmir, rate is calculated at checkout.
Returns and exchanges within 14 days of receipt. Please see "Returns Policy" for more details.
Our Eri silk is sourced from Assam and Meghalaya, remote regions in Northeast India. Eri silk is comonly called peace silk, because the process to harvest the silk is non-violent and does not require killing the moth to collect the filament. The moth matures and leaves the cocoon through a small opening. After the moth has flown away, the empty cocoons are washed, boiled, and rinsed. Once the silk is dry, it is hand spun into yarn and ready to be woven.
Eri silk is a fantastic fiber, eliciting the elegance of silk without being so shiny. And as a beautiful bonus, Eri silk is sustainable, eco-friendly and hypoallergenic.
Natural dyeing is an art. A timeless testament to human harmony with nature. Knowledge of the exact ingredients to create color, and the best mordants and methods to ensure color fastness only comes from extensive experience.
MADE x HANDS only produces handmade, naturally-dyed products with colors derived from plants, vegetables and minerals. Natural dyes ensure our pieces are non-toxic, non-allergenic and biodegradable. Natural dyes are infinitely better for the environment, coming from 100% natural and renewable sources. Unlike synthetic dyes, which taint textiles with harmful carcinogens. Aesthetically, natural dyes create subtle variations in color that can never be copied by chemicals. Our natural dyes are much harder and meaningfully more expensive to make. Worth it.