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Assam Decorative Pillow Cover, India

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  • A Bodo weaver at work
  • The Women's Assamese Cooperative in South India
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In a beautiful palette of rich earth tones, this gorgeous hand-woven pillow cover has been woven on ancient bamboo looms by women weavers of the Bodo tribes from  Assam, India.

Indigenous tribal motifs and Bodo design elements inspired by the local landscape are incorporated into the design and offer some insight into the daily lives of the women. For instance,depicted in the weave are the pointed arrow shapes of the leaves of a vegetable which when cooked with Indian lentils adds a sharp, tangy flavor to the dish.

The Bodo weavers cooperative was formed as a project of a local non-governmental organization to tap into the existing skills of Bodo weavers and expand income opportunities for women. They made a commitment to work specifically with the poorest of the weavers and today,the group has steadily grown forming a trust employing over one-hundred local weavers.

A perfect gift for any home.

Made from 100% cotton, using eco-friendly dyes. Measures 16"x16" and will fit a standard cushion. Please note: Cushion Fill is not included.

GIFT BOX:   This gift is available gift boxed.  It will arrive in our signature white gift box with raffia ribbon and will be presented with a lovely copper Cambodian peace bell - once part of a disused landmine and now recreated into bells for their cows and oxen by Cambodian villagers.  Your gift box option is available at checkout.

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