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Cushion Rectangle (Rupina I)

from 59.00
  • Rectangle Ikat Cushion Cover

  • Cushion insert optional

  • 30 x 50cm

  • Front & lining: 100% cotton

  • Back: 50% linen, 50% cotton

  • Weaver: Rupina

  • Motif: Tiang Bekurung

Rupina’s caramel ikat was hand dyed and hand woven through traditional techniques that use natural, plant-derived dye.

Read about the motif she has used in her ikat by clicking on 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.

Through your purchase, you are supporting initiatives that economically empower artisan women in Indonesia. [Read more]

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Additional Info

The artisan, Rupina, 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, Tiang Bekurung, symbolise the main poles used to hold up the Rumah Betang – a traditional longhouse built by Dayak weaving communities in West Borneo. When a longhouse is being constructed, the community often carries out a ceremony to bless the house once the first pole is erected.

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.

Cushion inserts

The People’s Fabric use Australian-made recycled PET cushion inserts, which are filled with 100% PET fibre derived from recycled water bottles. They look and feel similar to a high-grade polyester cushion insert but have a greater resilience rating and will last for much longer. For every one kilogram of fibre used, more than 70 water bottles are saved from landfill.

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.