This JAMAKHAN Line hand-woven cushion in terracotta, navy and grey yarn is part of our ‘JAMAKHAN’ collection of textiles. Inspired by the Bhavani ‘Jamakkalams’, that are colourful and graphic floor-coverings from Bhavani, a small town in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.
Made by the same weaving community in the town of Bhavani, this hand-woven cushion features grey and navy blue colour blocks and a slender horizontal terracotta stripe. It is woven from high-grade Erode cotton yarn and hand-dyed the old-fashioned way in the neighbouring town of Karur. The result is a long-lasting and softer product that is also fade-proof. We suggest dry clean only.
Like the original Jamakkalam textiles, this hand-woven cushion has also been made on the famous looms of Bhavani in Tamil Nadu. These looms span about 5m in length and are some of the largest looms in India. The weaving process is quite special and sees the weavers standing in a line throwing the shuttle across to each other at speed as the weft is woven through.
We wanted to update this amazing textile object but have it produced on these magnificent looms by the original community of weavers. Here is a short video of the making process you can watch.