As the world sees many handcrafts disappear we at HANRAD are doing our bit to provide an opportunity for artisans to embrace their traditional crafts. Of course, design wise, not all things from the past have relevance in today’s world so we take inspiration from the designs and iconography and reinterpret them into new designs and products.
Our curated collection of designs uses both new and vintage textiles when creating our cushion ranges.
The collection of La Ran cushions uses the timeless technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to a fabric base cloth. La Ran is made by hand drawing the design of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting. Once the fabric is painted with the wax designs, it is placed in a dye bath where only the areas with no wax are dyed. The process uses only traditional natural dyes and the designs are finished with the addition of hand embroidered silk accents. Each cushion is a work of art in its own right and no two cushions are ver exactly the same due to them being totally hand crafted.