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Dori Embroidered Cushion Cover


This beautiful lumbar cushion handmade using cotton fabric and decorated with dori (meaning thread) embroidery. Size: approx. 24 x 12 inches. Insert not included.

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Disclaimer: As each product is handmade, slight variations in its appearance can be expected. Colours may differ due to the use of natural materials (or because of lighting), these differences adds to its unique charm.

Care Instructions

100% cotton. May dry or spot clean. Do not machine wash or tumble dry. Iron on reverse on low heat.

“I designed this piece from scratch, it merges patchwork, dori work and chikankari work all in one piece” - Surajpal, designer.

  • Live Like a Royal

    Get a taste of Indian royalty with this bohemian-style handmade cover that combines millennia of artistic tradition with modern decor.

    Commonly worn by the Mughal and royal emperors, dori embroidery was traditionally used as a status symbol. While machined dori work now appears heavily in India’s fashion industry, it pales in comparison to the majesty of a handmade finish.

    The neutral tones of this cover are suited all year round and make the perfect gift for warming hearts at a friend’s housewarming or sprucing up your own home during special occasions.

  • Product Summary

    • Designed and hand embroidered by Surajpal from Uttar Pradesh, India.
    • Historically, dori embroidery was worn by the royals as a status symbol.
    • Made using pure cotton and strong cords of thread.
    • Stylish bohemian design with neutral colours.
    • Great all year round and for gifting.
    • Includes a zip fastening.
    • Size: approx. 24 x 12 inches. Insert not included.

  • The Makers

    Designed and hand embroidered by artisan Surajpal from Uttar Pradesh in India, this cushion is inspired by various types of embroidery but predominantly draws from dori work. The process requires a skilful hand, rhythm and coordination to create its distinctive results.

    For Surajpal, transforming ideas from concepts to reality is the most rewarding part of his work.

  • The Material

    India’s duet with the cotton industry dates back over 4,500 years ago. Overtime Indian artisans and traders have refined their skills and have since been one of the biggest producers of cotton - so much so that in ancient Greece and Babylon, ’India’ was used as an abbreviation for ‘cotton’.

    This style is handcrafted using pure cotton fabric and strong cords of thread to create this distinctive geometrical pattern.