Cushion Rectangle (Rupina II)
Rectangle Ikat Cushion Cover
Cushion insert optional
30 x 50cm
Front & lining: 100% cotton
Back: 50% linen, 50% cotton
The burnt orange ikat used in this cushion cover was hand woven and hand dyed by Rupina.
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]
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, Pelangka, is a tool made of rattan that the Dayak people once used to separate the rice from their husks. In the past, it was also used by Shamans, who believed it would cure their patients. It is a very powerful and well-known motif in Dayak villages and one that symbolises fertility, security and prosperity.
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.
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 piece can be hand washed separately in cold water. Note that colour from the ikat fabric may run and regular washing will cause the ikat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.