Uganda, Mekeka Designs, Barkcloth Patchwork Pillow
Product name: Barkcloth Patchwork Pillow
Type of product: Pillow
Description (story of the item): This pillow features a unique patchwork of barkcloth sourced from Bukomansimbi, Uganda. Sheets of barkcloth comes from individual trees, giving variations on tone and color depending on the tree, the process of harvesting, and how long the textile was left in the sun to dry. 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. This patchwork of barkcloth will host bark from at least three different trees. The reverse of this pillow is handwoven, 100% Ugandan cotton grown and processed at Fine Spinners Uganda Ltd. It is beautifully woven on countermarch floor looms by Grace Kirabo’s team at TEXDA. Each textile features a side zipper and 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%. (Pillow form not included)
*Textiles can engage our senses and bring about a sense of calm when we bring them into our home environments. With each pillow purchase, each person will have access to a live (recorded option available) grounding therapy workshop. Cohosted by counselor and trauma therapist Tiffany Reves (MA, LPC-S, NCC), we will explore how to engage with our textiles as tools for self-care and grounding. Tiffany will lead participants in activities that engage with our senses and teach us how to bring more balance into our lives.
Materials: Natural barkcloth, handwoven cotton
Measurements / size: 50cm x 50cm AND 30cm x 50cm
Availability / stock level: Due to the impact of COVID, please allow up to 16 weeks for production.