Uganda, Mekeka Designs, Barkcloth Patchwork/Palm Meditation/Floor Cushion
Product name: Barkcloth Patchwork/Palm Meditation/Floor Cushion
Type of product: Pillow
Description (story of the item):
This two sided cushion brings together hand-plaited palm from Florence Nakachwa and her team in Bisanje, Uganda with a unique patchwork of barkcloth sourced from Bukomansimbi, Uganda. Plaited palm is traditionally made into floor mats that
are used in most every household in Uganda. Our floor cushions take inspiration from this traditional use. With a focus on zero waste, each cushion in this edition is machine sewn together in a grid pattern, allowing the sizes and subtleties of colors to show through the design. Each piece of barkcloth from a particular tree is unlike another, it varies in its surface texture, color, and tone. This patchwork of barkcloth will host bark from at least three different trees. With a barkcloth handle, you can easily move this larger cushion into position or take it with you wherever you venture. Each textile is crafted entirely by hand from materials from nature. Slight variations in tone, surface, and structure are to be expected. Goods vary in design 5 -7%. Recommended for indoor use. (Pillow form not included)
*To truly find the connection between our textiles, self-care, and nature, each person will have access to a live (recorded option available) group meditation session with the purchase of a meditation/floor cushion. Our session will be led by Llenay
Ferretti, a meditation guide and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher trained at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Llenay has also been in the artisan field for decades and truly understands the intersection of self-care and textiles.
Materials: Natural barkcloth, plaited palm leaf
Measurements / size: 71cm x 71cm
Availability / stock level: Due to the impact of COVID, please allow up to 16 weeks for production.