This hand-woven cushion in navy blue and ivory yarn and is part of our ‘JAMAKHAN’ collection of hand-woven textiles. Inspired by the Bhavani ‘Jamakkalams’, that are colourful, graphic floor-coverings from Bhavani, a small town in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.
Our contemporary take on this original and iconic textile was created in collaboration with textile designer Sagarika Sundaram and features a simple four-square pattern in navy blue and ivory. It is hand-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 soft product that is also fade-proof. We suggest dry clean only.
The original Jamakkalam textiles were hand-woven 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.