The founder of IKTT, Kikuo Morimoto is a Japanese silk painter who came to Cambodia in 1994 to learn about traditional weaving and dying methods from the elder women. His dedication to the traditional textiles, their beauty, their makers, and his desire to preserve this art and the diverse ecology of the forest has allowed this weaving community to thrive.
Zabuton - Khmer Garcinia
The textile for this extraordinary striped ikat zabuton meditation cushion was hand woven and hand dyed at the Khmer Institute for Traditional Textiles (IKTT) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Inspired by traditional designs, the subtle combination of natural dyes creates a rich landscape of colours and textures. The primary colour is a soft green made from a local plant called garcinia. It is framed with a black silk border and four gold silk corners.
We were struck by the outstanding quality of the IKTT textiles as soon as we saw them. These rare textiles are made using natural dying and hand-weaving techniques passed down from Cambodian elders.
An elegantly styled floor cushion, this Japanese style zabuton meditation cushion supports the knees, feet and ankles. Traditionally used as a floor mat under a zafu meditation cushion or meditation bench, these large square floor pillows are great for sitting or lying on the floor during meditation, yoga, or for relaxation.Cambodia
- Handwoven organic silk ikat top
- 100% organic cotton back
- 100% cotton inner cushion
- Removeable cover
- Exceptional care to detail
- Extra soft support