Handmade in Kenya
Add a touch of refined global style to any room with this earthy textured geometric pillow! The fabric is hand woven into a "bark weave" pattern with a sublime texture from 100% cotton. The resist painting process, much like batik then begins: the designs are painted on by hand with Sadza, (a porridge-like paste of maize which is also a traditional staple food of Zimbabwe), then laid out in the sun to dry. The fabric then gets painted by hand and baked in an industrial oven to reinforce the colors and prevent running when washed. After that, the dried Sadza gets scraped off and the fabric is ready to become the lovely pillow that you see here!
These pillows are made in Zimbabwe in a workshop that that employs both men and women, empowering them through training and reliable long term employment helping to alleviate poverty within the community. They are 18" square and have an envelope closure at the back. Insert included.
18" x 18"
About the Brand
Mbare works with artisans across Africa to produce high quality decor and gifts made from natural + recycled materials. They engage in fair + sustainable trade, creating win-win partnerships with our their artisan producers. Borrowing the name from the famous Mbare Musika marketplace in Harare, Mbare takes pride in bringing African creativity to you.