Straw round and square straw floor cushion with sponge top Floor pouf and ottoman meditation cushion Zafu Zabuton footstool ottoman
Style A – The Round CushionProduct dimensions in CENTIMETER: small: diameter 40cm height 10cm medium: diameter 50cm height 10cmlarge: diameter 60cm height 10cmProduct dimensions in INCH: small: diameter 15.8'' height 3.9″ medium: diameter 19.6 height 3.9″large: diameter 23.6″ height 3.9″Style B – The Square CushionProduct dimensions in CENTIMETER: small: side length 40cm*40cm height 10cm medium: side length 50cm*50cm height 10cmlarge: side length 60cm*60cm height 10cmProduct dimensions in INCH: small: side length 15.8''*15.8'' height 3.9″ medium: side length 19.7″*19.7″ height 3.9″large: side length 23.6″*23.6″ height 3.9″This comfortable sitting cushion is made from natural cattails only with a strong sponge filling. The cushion has retained its natural color, as well as the texture and subtle fragrance of the plant. The simple and classic design will suit any home décor and can be used in any room of the house. And, as this cushion is handcrafted and free of artificial chemicals and paint, it makes for an ideal sitting cushion for children or adults practising meditation.We recommend wiping with a damp cloth for cleaning; do not place it near a radiator or other sources of heat.Since every product is hand-made upon order, please allow 2-7 business days for us to make the product after the payment and get it ready for shipment. We have a variety of rugs, cushions, tables, chairs and more weaved and plaited from cattails, cornhusk and reeds. Discover other products here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrasShanghai. Discover the traditional process behind these ancient techniques…The technique of weaving and plaiting using cattails as raw material is not known to everyone. In fact, a little county of Hubin in northern China is the only place in the country where you can still discover this craft. 1.Collection of raw materials In summer, men from the countryside will go together to collect the cattails that grow in shallow waters of the lakes, rivers and wetlands, where the environment has been preserved in its pristine state.2.Preparation of materialsWhen transported from the wild to the villages, women of the family will then take the fresh grass and lay them out in front of the houses or on the country road to dry them out by natural sunlight. The dried plants will be carefully filtered according to quality, and then stored in the farmers’ houses.3.Weaving and plaiting: Every day, women will take out some small portion of the plant and soak it in clean water so that it is soft enough for weaving. For women in Hubin, it is their way of living: rise early to make breakfast for the family, then those in the neighborhood will gather in a chosen woman’s house or in the Hutong (a traditional Chinese alleyway) to work together, weaving all kinds of crafts from cattails. While working, they bond – talking, laughing and gossiping. This tradition is passed from mothers to daughters, making the women of Hubin both financially independent and socially bonded.By buying only one of the hand-made artifacts produced by the locals in days-long, diligent work, you will support our movement to maintain one piece of China's rich and beautiful tradition.