These stunning block print embroidered cushions showcase the artisan crafts of India

Discover how this Brisbane-based ethical design brand is helping to empower rural women in Rajasthan, India, through their traditional arts and craft

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions

Tulasii has been at the forefront of small-batch, sustainable and ethical artisan design through their loungewear and textile collections, designed and created through close collaborations with the artisans of the village of Bagru – well known for its unique block print craft – and an NGO-run women’s empowerment project, Saheli Women, in rural Rajasthan, India.

Now, through a new range of limited-edition oversized cushion covers, they’re giving back to their makers and creators by lending a helping hand and financial support in their most difficult times.

When COVID-19 lockdowns forced the temporary closure of their ethical fashion NGO partners in India, Tulasii stepped in with a project for the women to do from the safety of their homes, allowing them to continue earning a vital income. The result is this range of block-printed European-sized cushion covers that have been designed and embroidered by members of Saheli Women.

The women were given the freedom by Tulasii to create their own patterns for the cushions, with their most expert embroiderers painstakingly and lovingly stitching the bold designs on to the cushion covers. Every piece is hand made and an entirely unique work of art.

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions

With only a few available in each design, they’re definitely a collector’s piece, highlighting both the beauty of natural dyed block print and the traditional embroidery skills taught and handed down from generation to generation in Rajasthan.

Discover the new cushion collection on Tulasii’s online store now, where you can also find some stunning handcrafted jewellery, block printed scarves that double as sarongs, and exquisite textiles.

And be sure to follow Tulasii’s journey on Instagram too – we’re told they’re getting ready to release an incredible new range of loungewear pieces in the coming weeks and months that is set to showcase natural dyes made from botanical sources like flowers and leaves, and all designed in collaboration with their artisan team in Bali, Indonesia.

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions

Tulasii block print embroidered cushions