Mixed Clay Grey Batik and Mud Cloth
Insert not included. Available for purchase HERE
This pillow is made from handmade batik fabric sourced from Thailand and Mud Cloth fabric sourced from Africa. They are both made by artisans. The pillow cover is finished with our natural linen blend backing and closed by a hidden zipper.
Please be aware that, being uniquely handcrafted, every pillow is one of a kind, resulting in subtle pattern and color variations between pieces. While our website's imagery provides a close representation of the craftsmanship, please understand that the item you receive may not be an exact replica.
Care Instructions: Please practice caution when stuffing your pillow case with an insert. Many of these fabrics are vintage and must be handled delicately. We recommend spot treating.
All orders placed after 1 PM PST will start processing on the next business day. Please allow 2-5 business days for standard processing.
Hmong fabrics originate from the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia, predominantly in countries such as Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and parts of China. Meticulously handcrafted, these textiles begin with locally grown cotton or hemp, spun and woven on traditional backstrap looms. They are then adorned using intricate batik or reverse appliqué techniques, where patterns are either hand-painted with wax or meticulously layered and stitched, creating vibrant and culturally significant designs. These textiles stand as a testament to the Hmong community's rich heritage, encapsulating their history, creativity, and profound connection to ancestral craftsmanship in the landscapes they call home.Mud Cloth OriginMud cloth, also known as "Bògòlanfini," is a captivating textile art form originating from Mali in West Africa. Woven cotton fabric is soaked in a solution of boiled, mashed leaves from the local n'gallama tree, which contains tannins that act as a natural dye fixative. Intricate patterns are then hand-painted onto the cloth using fermented mud or clay, resulting in a striking contrast between the dark mud-dyed areas and the original creamy fabric. The entire process reflects the cultural significance of storytelling, history, and artistic expression within the communities of its origin.