Meditation Cushion Eco dyed.
Made with hand dyed hemp/organic cotton canvas, filled with organic Canadian buckwheat hulls. Shades of purples, greys and greens.
The hemp, has been hand dyed using locally foraged Sumac ( Rhus typhina), & Osage Orange wood chip.(Maclura pomifera).
Osage was one of the dyes used to make khaki colored uniforms during the first World War. In addition, it was also used as windbreaks called shelterbelts that held down the soil during the great Dust Bowl of the 1920s and 30s. Osage and other trees made natural fencing in the Great Plains region of the US. Due to its extreme durability, Osage wood is used to make hunting bows, railroad ties, wagon wheels and fence posts. We buy our Osage wood chip from a Canadian Company that has suppliers who rescues these logs and chips them for dye use.
Stuffed with approx. 5 pounds, of all natural organic buckwheat hulls, which feel firm, while also conforming to your body.
There is a handle on one side for ease of carrying, as well as hiding a wee zipper.
The zipper allows you to adjust the quantities of the hulls so the pillow is perfectly comfortable for you!
Zafus, or meditations pillows are used to gently tilt your tail bone, to allow for a long spine, with less pressure on your lower back while sitting.
Because the buckwheat can be moved around you can also place this pillow on its side and use to sit while on your knees.
Spot clean with a damp cloth when needed, allow to dry.
need more than a spot clean?
remove the hulls completely through the zipper under the handle.. Keep the hulls in a large clean bag or box ( to refill use a funnel or a scoop)
Turn the cover inside out to be sure all hulls are removed. Machine wash in cool water and hang to dry out of direct sunlight.
All fabric is hand dyed by myself in small batches using eco friendly plant dyes. Because of the nature of eco dyeing, some irregularities can occur in the colour, this is part of the unique beauty of plant dyed fabrics. To maintain the life of your plant dyed item, store out of direct sunlight and wash gently with cool water.
15 inch diameter