Samundar - समुंदर Set of 2 Cushion Covers
Set of two hand block printed cushion covers printed on 100% Percale 40's cotton with carved woodblocks in Jaipur, India.
The art of block printing in India has not changed for hundreds of years and is a craft that is passed down though generations of printers who, with incredible accuracy and skill, are able to create the most intricate designs. Each layer of colour is carved in mirror image into a woodblock and these blocks are then used one at a time to apply the design onto the surface of the fabric which is stretched out along a long printing table. This level of handmade craftsmanship is something that we at Blocked by Clark love to see and wish to continue supporting.
Samundar is the Hindi word for sea or ocean and is a playful design featuring an imagined underwater circus. A hidden world where mermaids can play and explore undisturbed by the surface. The inspiration for this design is a trapeze move I learned in my very first circus class around 6 years ago called mermaid, which is featured in the repeat pattern. However, the seed for the design was planted only last year by a certain fishy tailed mermaid aerialist from across the pond. The reverse of the cushion covers feature a fish scale motif with a touch of metallic gold for extra ‘mermaid tail bling’. Samundar was exclusively developed for the traditional art of hand block printing.
Due to the handmade process variation in the colour and print work should be expected, so no two designs will ever be exactly the same making each piece unique!
Set of 2 covers
Printed deep green, ochre, aqua and metallic gold
Approx 45cm x 45cm
100% Percale 40's cotton
Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Sanganer
Block printed cord piping finish
Does not include cushion filler
Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent
Do not wring and Iron on medium setting