Wild Nettle Cushion with Recycled Silk HH049C

Wild Nettle Cushion with Recycled Silk HH049C from Wildweaves

By: Wildweaves  06/06/2011

An oblong cushion to grace any room made from 100% Wild Himalayan Nettle, designed and handloomed in our workshop, unique to Wildweaves.

3 bands of recycled silk. Fastened with 3 coconut buttons on the reverse.

The cushion comes with a luxury, cambric-covered duck feather pad.

Size: Length 42cm (16.5inches) x Width 31cm (12inches) 

The wild nettles are harvested and processed by hand before being hand drawn (by a method called tooth and spindle) into fine yarn - it takes 10 days' work to make one kilogramme of nettle yarn. The hand-drawn yarn for this product is bought direct from the people in the hills of Nepal.  When you buy this nettle cushion you know you are helping to sustain the age-old tradition of hand drawn yarn.

Tooth and spindle method was used in Europe during the middle ages. The sale of nettle yarn and nettle fibre products provides a cash income to families living in remote hilly areas of Nepal.

Weight: 615 including pad


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