Ikat Cushion Rectangle (Theresia)
Rectangle Ikat Cushion Cover
Cushion insert optional
30 x 50cm
Front & lining: 100% cotton
Back: 50% linen, 50% cotton
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Theresia's unique caramel ikat is hand woven and hand dyed through traditional techniques that use natural, plant-derived dye.
The motif she has used in her ikat symbolises kindness. Read more by clicking on Additional Info + below.
This is one of seven unique pieces deriving from Theresia’s ikat - 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]
The artisan, Theresia, 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 Perahu motif, meaning boat, is a reminder of life from ancient times until now. It signifies how the Dayak people still used waterways and boats when carrying out activities, such as fishing and journeying to the gardens or the fields. For the Dayak people, the Perahu motif symbolises kindness.
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 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 email@example.com, including the weaver’s name and your date of purchase.