star cross pillowcase
An all-over repeat of crosses, stars and asterisks are lovingly hand printed on the front of this soft, cotton pillowcase. Inspired by ceramics of the 1950’s and 60’s, this celebration of pattern is printed in a fuzzy peach colour that looks good enough to eat, while the reverse features a hand drawn check in a mid-tone grey that is both understated and versatile.
Beautifully hand printed using an ancient artisanal technique found in Jaipur, India, called Block Printing, this pillowcase has been made with lots of love and care. Block Printing begins with the hand carving of designs on soft teak wooden blocks. The dyes are mixed next, to just the right colour and hue - these dyes are poured into shallow trays which act as the ‘stamp pads’ for the carved wooden blocks. A master of the trade then precisely stamps and taps the wooden blocks across the fabric to create the repeats and patterns. Definitely a technique for the super patient and highly trained! Occasionally little nuances occur in the prints or colours, but we view this as a lovely reminder of the fabrics beginnings.
Finished with a classic green cord piping, it can be easily matched with our Soda + Stitch range of quilt covers such as the Ditsy Daisy Single Quilt Cover.
Made from 100% cotton
Measures 48 x 73 cms
Recommended Care - Cold machine wash with like colours, tumble dry on low, do not dry clean.
Please note that due to the handmade nature of this fabric slight variations in print and colour may occur.
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