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Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19
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Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19

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Stunning tribal ethnic Akha pillow, hand embroidered traditional textile, 17 inch cushion, fair trade white blue gold green red orange YY19

This pillow is part of a new series we are offering using traditional Akha hand embroidered textiles. My wife is Akha ethnic minority and all the front panel textiles are made in her family village in the mountains of Chiang Rai, Thailand, by her extended family and village members, specifically for Water Air Industry. Their incredible embroidery and sewing, in traditional Akha patterns, make for singular and unique artworks. By creating pillows from their fabric panels, the women artisans gain a functional and profitable outlet for their skills, helping to keep an important and foundational cultural aspect alive and relevant. This handiwork is done in spare time after the main farming work is done.

These embroidery techniques are customarily used on clothing, in the past worn everyday for all daily activities, but in modern times, mostly reserved for special occasions. The clothing and particular patterns are important calling cards of the Akha and each of the different Akha subsets will incorporate different patterns and colors.

Monies from these sales go back to the makers in the village. Your support will help people and keep a rich tradition alive.

The back of the pillow is constructed from a handwoven, fat-thread weave, cotton fabric in deep black.

Pillow dimensions are 17 in. square. Because of the particular handmade/handwoven characteristics, dimensions are intended as plus or minus half an inch.

This pillow has an interlining/fusing applied to the rear-side of both the front and back materials to maintain fabric integrity and smashing good looks, and a top-of-the-line, YKK-zippered, fill opening for strength and durability. In addition, all fabric joints have been serged/overlocked to properly seal the edges, prevent fraying, and provide a crisp, clean finish. The last photo(s) shows the professional finish of the inside of all our pillows.

This listing is for the pillowcase only and does not include an insert, unless otherwise noted.

Note that the handwoven textiles used in this pillow may have some slight aberrations or anomalies in the weaving/embroidery. This is why we love handmade!

YOU CAN PURCHASE A PROPER INSERT HERE: https://waterairindustry.com/collections/pillow-talk-manual/products/copy-of-modern-boho-cotton-pillowcase-square-or-lumbar-black-white-gray-geometric-pattern-double-sided-cushion-choose-size-shape-qq60

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