Chattra’s richly-colored, hand-block-printed yoga and mediation props and bags celebrate India's architecture, design, and spiritual heritage. Sanskrit for parasol, chattra symbolizes dignity and protection. In Buddhism, a chattra tops stupa monuments and often represents the Buddha. The playful and profound elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha, remover of obstacles and Lord of Beginnings, often carries a chattra. Lovely meanings to enhance yoga and mediation practice.
Outer cover, machine wash cold and line dry. Inner liner cover, spot clean.
The classic, rich patterns of ikat cloth inspired chattra’s Kiwi Ikat Zafu print. A coveted commodity along Asia’s great Silk Road, the skill and time required to dye and weave ikat is so revered in some cultures it’s believed the cloth is imbued with magical powers. If you’re ever at Lotsa Temple in Alchi in Ladakh, look for ikat patterns painted on the ceiling. In warm green with illuminating orange detail; adorned with a colorful mirror tassel like those seen on the camels of Rajasthan's great Thar desert.
Indian artisans hand-block print chattra meditation zabutons in divine mix-and-match prints inspired by the architecture of India's historical palaces, forts and temples, traditional textiles, and spiritual practices. Crafted in ethical workshops in India using traditional techniques. Chattra Kiwi Ikat Zafu provides comfortable leg and knee support during meditation and pranayama practice; buckwheat hulls conform to the body for added comfort.
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