Small Diamond Cushion
A powerful ethnic motif that has been repurposed and resized to create a striking repeating diamond pattern in contrast colours. Our small diamond cushion reflects Pwo Karen traditional design esthetique and heritage, and is a statement piece in a modern, consciously designed home.
Handwoven by Pwo Karen artisans working with Sop Moie Arts in Thailand
Designed in collaboration with Kinship and Sop Moie Arts
The textile for this cushion is handwoven by master female artisans from the Pwo Karen people in Sop Moei district of Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand.
It is then sewn and finished at Yalla Trappan in Sweden, an organisation that supports immigrant women coming into Swedish society.
We support and lift women in vulnerable communities and everything is made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.
Each cushion is handwoven by a master artisan and takes days to weave.
Karen people are a group situated in South East Asia. Their origins can be traced back as far as the Gobi desert in Mongolia and Tibet. Historically, Karen people have primarily worked as agricultural farmers and elephant keepers, commonly referred to as mahouts.
This is still the case for most Karen people who still earn a living from planting a range of crops: primarily rice and corn but this also extends to include strawberries, coffee, cabbage, pumpkin, chilli and more.
Weaving is an important folk art in Karen culture. The diamond pattern in this cushion originates from traditional clothing motifs.
Measurements: 30cm x 50cm / 12in x 20in
Materials: 100% handwoven cotton
Colours: Black, beige. Perfect base colours for any modern interior.
Please note: Each product is unique. There may be colour and design variations between products. This is the nature of hand made and means that your product is truly a one of a kind piece.
Care: This is a one of a kind, handwoven product. Please treat with care and respect. Dry clean only.
Pillow insert not included