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Fair Trade Hand Blocked 'Dhanya' Peapod Beaded 18 inch Square Pillow Cover (India)

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  • Fair trade, hand block printed 18” square throw pillow cover (Insert not included)

  • 100% cotton and presented in “peapod” part of Pantone's 2011 spring color palette.

  • The cover boasts hand beading along the outsides of the pillow and dispersed randomly within the middle of the pattern.

  • Three Pillars Trading Co.'s home textiles use natural dyes on unbleached cotton fabric.

  • Cotton is purchased at a price set by the committee of raw cotton traders in India, to ensure that a fair price is given to cotton farmers. 

  • Story Behind the Art:  Hand block printing is a very tedious and time consuming task, which involves hundreds of steps. The process starts with intricate designs drawn on paper and then carved by hand into a wooden block, usually teak or shisham wood, using a hammer and chisel. Most textiles require several hand blocks for different parts of the fabric. The next step is preparation of the dyes. The dyes used for our textiles are made with plants, minerals, and other natural substances, and are AZO (chemical dyes, some of which are said to be toxic) free. These natural dyes are important in keeping with the Three Pillars ideology of sustainability and environmental responsibility because they are not toxic to the environment or to humans. Once the dye is ready, the hand carved blocks are pressed into pads soaked in the natural dyes, and applied to 100% cotton cloth through a labor-intensive stamping process, which requires skill and precision as there is no mechanical assistance. 

    While hand block prints may have small printing "errors," these are in fact its unique selling properties, and what makes them sought after the world over. Our hand block printed textiles are made from 100% raw cotton which is purchased at a price set by the committee of raw cotton traders in India, to ensure that a fair price is given to cotton farmers. 
    • Brand : Three Pillars Trading Co.
    • Dimensions : 18 inches x 18 inches
    • Weight : 1.0000
    • UPC : 895427002160
    • MPN : Dhanya Peapod
    • SKU : Dhanya Peapod
    • Ship Time Frame : 1-3 days