Ahimsa (Non Violence) Silk originated from rural Assam under the Ahimsa Eri Silk Project
This small pillow with dimensions 18 inches by 12 Inches is handmade by our in-house makers.
Generously filled with a filling of your choice - Organic Buckwheat (Origin Chattisgarh) and Organic Cotton (Origin: Hills of Nilgiri)
The pillow is smaller than the standard pillows but is comfortable and is also travel friendly.
This pillow comes in an organic cotton casing for protection.
Available in naturally dyed hues - the dyes are all plant based.
The pillow is our attempt at creating a sustainable option that resonates with our motto of Yogic living.
Zipped Closure, the silk pillowcase is separate to the inner casing that contains the filling. The inner casing is our organic cotton fabric.
This product is part of our support project for the growers and weavers from rural Assam. Made in collaboration with the Ahimsa Eri Silk Project Team.
Ahimsa Eri Silk is not super shiny and satiny like the other available silk options in the market but is made with consciousness that no living being is harmed in the process of generating this much coveted thread.
The natural color of the Ahimsa Eri Silk thread is earthy. This natural color thread is further dyed in plant based dyes to generate different shades.
Proudly Made in India
CURRENTLY, THE NATURAL IVORY SHADE IS READY TO SHIP. IF YOU NEED TO ORDER OTHER SHADES, PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE, WE ARE TAKING PREORDERS.
Benefits of a Silk Pillow (already well known):
less friction on skin or hair prevents irritation or damage
a cleaner sleep surface
less drying for skin and hair
reduce wrinkles (not that we are afraid of them ;)
Feels nice and is destressing
About Ahimsa Eri Silk: Ahimsa Eri Silk is a wild silk with a wooly fibrous filament hand spun into yarn, handwoven on traditional throw shuttle looms of Assam. It is elegant in drape, subtle in appearance and the texture of fabric does not carry obvious luster that we typically associate with silk. It is substantial, adaptable and offers dynamic structure in custom-made garments. As a well-being textile, it is nature-sensitive, chemical-free, decomposable from source to product. It is also nourishing for health because of its thermal insulation, with remarkable moisture absorption and UV protection properties. Ahimsa Eri silk is ethically produced with reverence to life and fair benefit to growers, spinners, weavers, dyers and facilitators. It is made by hand, made at home and has gone through no machine or mechanized processing units. Thereby, it qualifies as a slow-movement product where the maker is a farmer, a house-holder and then an artisan. The Ahimsa Eri Silk Project is a project with deep consciousness - The irregularity and slub of the weave is a natural occurrence, so are the waves in selvage that you will observe.
About the Natural Dyes: Ahimsa Eri Silk being a protein fiber absorbs most natural dyes. Colors available: Natural: The natural color of the yarn Indigo: derived from Indigofera Tinctoria - To get the adequate mix of Indigo dye, the dye vat goes through many days of fermentation using the pounded leaves of the plant. Once the dye is ready, the fabric is dipped in the vat. Depending upon the number of dips, the shades of Indigo can vary from lightest to deepest. The variations in the colors are very much possible.
Turmeric: Organic turmeric from Meghalaya has been used to dye these textiles that can vary from lightest hue of yellow to a deep mustard.
Onion Skin: hues of yellowish-green from papery skin of onions by dipping fabric in hot dye bath.
Tea: Tea waste is gathered together till it is sufficient for dyeing. This waste is then boiled to cull out adequate density of dye.
Myrobalan: To achieve deep charcoal shades, the wonder Myrobalan tree fruit is used.
Brazil wood : To achieve a diverse range from reds to pinks and magentas, this small flowering plant wood is a wonder dye source. Lac: Lac dye source yields hues of red, crimsons and purples. It is found in the wild and is also cultivated in the form of resin secreted by the female lac insects on host trees. This resin is harvested off the stem of trees to extract dye source.
To know more about Ahimsa Eri Silk Project visit https://ahimsaerisilk.com/ To know more about our work, please visit: www.abhinehkrafts.com
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