"would the 15.8 be too large for a 14x14 pillow insert. I like the covers."
I had ordered the matching beautiful throw blanket from overstock 5 years ago. To find matching pillow covers was a delightful bonus....
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Exclusive Fabrics Palu Printed Cotton Throw Pillow Cover (Set of 2)
This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Hypnotic patterns in green, blue and orange follow a dance of geometry and symmetry in the design of these cushion covers. Underscored by vibrant red, the cushion covers are woven by hand on a pit loom. UMBVS Desert Weavers of India presents a dazzling pair of cotton cushion covers with a lateral slit for cushions (not included).
- Weight: 0.5 lbs
- Dimension 15.75" L x 15.75" W
- Shape: Square
- Color: Red
- Material: 100% cotton
- Cushion(s) not included
- Care instruction: Dry clean only
- Made in India
Story Behind The Art:
Like most women in weaving communities, Pappu Devi was only allowed to assist her husband as he wove. She got the yarn ready and generally helped around. UMBVS successfully changed the centuries' old tradition that forbade women from working on the loom, thus offering them an opportunity to learn how to weave. Pappu Devi took this opportunity, and now she is an accomplished weaver! Her husband does not keep too well, and appreciates her contribution. Now when I cannot weave due to ill health, we no longer have to ask for help from neighbors, Pappu Devi weaves just as well as I do, and we get by, says her husband.
Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti (UMBVS) is an NGO of traditional weavers. It was formed in 1987 under the aegis of URMUL, and became independent in 1991. What started as a self-help group has now become a successful weavers' community in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.
Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti literally means Development Committee of Desert Weavers. They started with a small group of 30 weavers, each equipped with traditional weaving techniques and personal skills, which have been handed-down from generation to generation. Now the organization has spread to 90 villages, supporting more than 170 families. Weavers supported by UMBVS have come a long way, and have integrated modern styles to their classic designs and traditional weaving techniques. They also work with new materials and dyes.
The main weaving technique is called Pitt, which is derived from the term Patti, meaning "narrow strips." Working on a pit loom, the patterns are woven in two pieces and joined together. The uniqueness of this weaving is the extra weft ornamentation work, calledKashida. Today their product range comprises soft furnishings, garments, and wide range of bags and pouches.
UMBVS's real strength lies in its ability to reach out to the community, to provide education and health services, relief, social security, and a voice to the weakest. Besides the weaving units, the organization runs more than a dozen schools in surrounding villages. Their child-centered activities range from immunization and growth monitoring for infants, to special programmers for adolescents. UMBVS has been at the forefront of relief and rehabilitation efforts in the community. Whether it is a deadly epidemic of malaria, a fire, flash floods, or the recurrent phenomenon of drought, UMBVS members have worked day and night to provided succor to the helpless and the needy in their area.
I have been weaving now for 15 years, as I was born into a family of weavers, begins Mularam as he offers testimony of his experience. My forefathers have all been weavers, and they taught me the art while growing up. Being a member of UMBVS, I got the opportunity to learn new designs, use different kinds of yarn and ,most importantly, the crucial aspect of quality and perfection.
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|Style||Casual, Modern & Contemporary|
|Season or Holiday||All Seasons|
|Pillow Type||Pillow Covers|
|Set Includes||2 Piece|
|Dimensions||15.75 In. X 15.75 In. X 1.0 In.|
|Country of Origin||India|
I had ordered the matching beautiful throw blanket from overstock 5 years ago. To find matching pillow covers was a delightful bonus.
Questions & Answers
Hello lettleton, they will be just a little bit too large. I would suggest using a 16 x 16 inch insert under item number 15562142. Thank you for shopping with us!
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