Akaysa Stripes & Canopy

Jul 31, 2012   //   Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Akaysa Stripes & Canopy by Philippa are a co ordinate duo. Canopy being an all-over botanical design; looking up into the tropical Akaysa tree there is distinct pattern of light shining through the dark canopy of leaves which creates a protected environment.

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The cushions are made from ‘Himalayan Hemp’ from the surrounding foothill areas from that region. Woman subsistence villagers often have a few of these cannabis sativa native plants that they grow and spin near their huts. It depends on an individual’s spinning technique and width of the loom as to the quality of the hemp. The antiquated handlooms are narrow. It looks rustic, coarse and textural but it is soft and made with love.

 

 

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