Indigo Chevron Pillow Cover - Les Coeurs Sauvages
Indigo Chevron Pillow Cover - Les Coeurs Sauvages

Indigo Chevron Pillow Cover

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  • Free US shipping
  • Recycled packaging & carbon offset shipping

Real hand-dyed indigo textiles are hard to find and these are a true work of art you will be proud to display in your home. You can really tell the craftsmanship of the ancient technique that went into making these. The dying tradition is a meticulous and time consuming process. Natural indigo contains no chemicals or toxic metals and fabrics dyed with indigo are believed to be good for the skin.

  • Material: Handwoven, indigo dyed cotton + cotton lining
  • Measurements: 16" x 16"
  • Details: Zippered closure
  • Handmade with love in Laos
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
  • Note: This is only the cover. Pillow insert not included.

Artisan Profile


Laos is a country of diverse ethnic groups, each with unique and highly adept craft and artisan skills, but the pressures of modern life and the availability of cheap factory made imports have resulted in Lao people giving up their crafts and their rural livelihoods. As a result, many of the crafts of Laos are vanishing art forms. Our design and production teams work closely with artisan groups in Laos to create items that fit modern, natural lifestyles while still retaining the spirit of traditional craftsmanship. Guided by the principles of fair trade, we work to create employment opportunities for villagers, especially women, and to reduce poverty and each product is made and finished in the villages.

The cotton used to make these pillows is planted by hand and watered by the monsoon rains. It takes eight months for the plant to produce the cotton flower, then it is picked by hand, ginned by hand (a difficult and tedious activity), and then spun into yarn by hand. Traditional wood and bamboo looms are used by weavers to transform the cotton fiber into cotton cloth.

Indigo dying is a skill that is passed on through generations and is an ancient art steeped in myths. Menstruating women are kept away from the indigo jars for fear of upsetting the “indigo spirit” and rendering the dye useless. Indigo dye is made from the leaves and shoots of the “kharm” plant, which grows in many areas in Laos. Getting the raw materials for indigo may be easy, but making it is an art.  It involves fermentation of the “kharm” and keeping the mixture in air-tight jars at the required temperature. 

Hand dyed indigo artisan      Artisan dying indigo Laos Fair Trade Artisan

handwoven indigo textile      Hand dyed Indigo


     
 

      
      
  

 

 

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2-day shipping is free on orders over $200.

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If an order is received before 2 pm EST, we typically ship the same day. All orders are shipped within 1 - 2 business days of when they are placed.

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Standard shipping will arrive in approximately 5-7 business days.

2-day shipping will arrive within 2 business days of shipment.  

Do you offset the carbon in your shipping?

Absolutely! Les Coeurs Sauvages is committed to helping the planet and taking meaningful action, which is why all of our shipments are 100% carbon neutral at no cost to you! We offset the carbon in all of our shipping. For every mile a truck travels to get your package to you, we pay to support forest preservation in order to make sure the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere stay the same.

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At this time Les Coeurs Sauvages accepts the following payment methods: 

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At this time, we cannot accept cash, CODs, checks, or money orders for purchases. 

We also accept Afterpay and Klarna.