Our Block Print Pillow has been handmade by a family of master artisans in Rajasthan, India. Using a technique that has been passed down through multiple generations, each napkin is printed by hand using an ancient process.
To begin, a master craftsperson carves the desired pattern -- or fragment of a pattern that will later be combined -- out of a solid piece of locally sourced wood. After the block is completed, a second artisan mixes natural dyes before he dips each block and presses it down onto a long strip of cloth. Designs that contain multiple colors or complex images often require several different blocks to complete the pattern. This art form requires an incredibly steady hand and a precise, repetitive movement to execute a master-level block print.
Every purchase directly supports our artisan partners in India, who handcraft each item to support their family business.
This pillow is 18”x18” and comes stuffed with a removable down/feather insert enclosed by an invisible zipper. The pillow features the handmade block print textile on both sides. Our signature Meridian tag adorns the back lower corner.
Our Block Print Pillow collection features authentic, handmade textiles from India. Due to the textile’s handmade process, no two pillows are completely identical. Minor imperfections may be visible that speak to the handmade process and tell the story of its creator, adding to the character and patina of each piece.
All of our textiles are handcrafted using the finest natural materials. To prevent loosening the shape or weave of the fabric, we recommend dry cleaning our pillow covers.