Milak

Milak

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Description

Flatwoven by skilled artisans using time-honored techniques in Nagaland, India. Limited quantities.

Measures approximately: 18” x 18” (45.7 cm x 45.7 cm)

Product Type:
  • Throw Pillows

    Whether new or vintage, our throw pillows are all handwoven for texture and durability, meaning no two are ever exactly alike.

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

Product Details

  • 100% cotton flatweave
  • 100% cotton canvas backing with zipper closure
  • Measures approximately: 18” x 18” (45.7 cm x 45.7 cm)
  • Machine washable
  • Color palette: cream, fiery orange, tangerine orange, cherry red
  • Dyed with azo-free dyes
  • Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent to all handwoven products

Curator's Notes

The Collection
Named after the state of Northeast India in which these finely-flatwoven cotton textiles have been woven for centuries, these cushions are identifiably Naga with their minimal, abstract geometric patterns. Woven at home on loin and backstrap looms, the handiwork is exquisite, and their fresh, minimal hues fit seamlessly into your living room—while connecting you to a heritage art from a faraway land.

The Design

This piece showcases classic Naga design and colors—thin vertical stripes banded by horizontal stripes, small central red squares, and stacked triangles.

The Material

Cotton, a vegetable fiber, is widely used in rugs because of its sturdiness and strength. It also has the ability to stay white over long periods of time, and doesn’t yellow like other commonly used fibers, which will preserve the crispness and vibrancy of the design for many years to come.

The Supplier

Our partner began in 1991 with one weaver, and today employs more than 450. Their mission is to keep alive the cultural legacy of a heritage craft that’s been practiced by tribal communities for generations—in addition to creating livelihood options for a large community of weavers in the rural landscape of Nagaland and adjoining states.

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