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Using locally grown organic cotton blended with Eri silk (also known as peace or Ahimsa silk as it is processed without killing the silk worm) the yarns for our decorative throw cushions are dyed using all natural locally grown ingredients cultivated in backyard gardens.
Once dyed the yarns are washed and hung out to dry before the loom is prepared for weaving.
The backstrap loom is one of the earliest looms known and was developed for its small size and flexibility of set up. Traditionally set up in the home weaving on a backstrap loom gives the women the flexibility to balance their work with the responsibilities of a family.
In 2017 the two sisters used the earnings from their hard work to open a small shop in Thimpu where they could weave and have a space to sell their designs to a growing number of interested buyers. This allowed them to train more women like themselves in the craft and they now work with 8 home based weavers as well as three communities which supply the raw materials they need for their products. The income the women earn helps to contribute to the family finances and in this way also gives them an equal say in family decisions giving them the confidence and independence to thrive.
This latest decorative cushion collection gets its name from the local language meaning for love and peace. The warm tones and quality all natural materials integrate easily into many different styles. Uplifting maker communities - products with a purpose.