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Tuap (Rectangle)

from 59.00
  • Rectangle Ikat Cushion Cover

  • Cushion insert optional

  • 30 x 50cm

  • Front & lining: 100% cotton

  • Back: 50% linen, 50% cotton

  • Weaver: Tuap

  • Motif: Cecak Serawak

This sunflower yellow ikat is hand dyed and handwoven by Tuap, and this is one of just 16 pieces deriving from her ikat piece.

The motif Tuap has used in her ikat represents strength - read more by clicking Additional Info + below.

Each cushion is lined and will come from a different position on the ikat and may not be a direct representation of the cushion pictured.

Every ikat cushion purchased will be accompanied by a Weaver Profile, which will include a little information about the artisan and the motif used in her piece. Through your purchase, you are supporting initiatives that economically empower indigenous women weavers in Borneo. [Read more]

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Additional Info

The artisan, Tuap, is a proud Dayak woman and a member of our partner women's weaving Cooperative, Jasa Menenun Mandiri, in West Borneo. The Dayak people are Indigenous to Borneo and encompass over 200 different ethnicities, all of which have their own customs, dialects and cultures.

The motif used in Tuap's piece represents the geckos from Serawak, the north-west region of Borneo. These lizards make sounds to signify the sun is rising and that it’s time for people to awake and perform their daily activities both inside and outside the home.

It is believed that the geckos are the protectors of humans and symbolise strength. Dayak ancestors also believed that the lizards represent the fulfilment of promises – if what we say is accompanied by the clicking sound of the gecko, then not one word of a lie has been spoken.

Important note for all ikat products on each product page

The People’s Fabric sources ikat from various villages in West Borneo – they are made by a variety of different people who use a variety of different dyes so each piece is unique. The complex process of making ikat requires high levels of skill, as each is handmade and hand dyed. Because of this, there may occasionally be slight imperfections in the artwork – whilst these are minor, we believe this simply contributes to each ikat's story.

Caring for your ikat

Your ikat can be spot cleaned with warm water however for the best results, we recommend you dry clean your product when necessary. Please also ensure it is not exposed to direct sunlight for long periods as this will cause the colours to fade.

Love your ikat?

Write a thank you message and/or send us a photo of you with your piece and we’ll do our very best to ensure the artist receives it! Email to info@thepeoplesfabric.com.au, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.