The Zari duvet covers are made from fine handwoven Mangalgiri cottons from South India. Mangalgiri cottons are characterised by narrow borders of metallic brocade, and we’ve used these to give small details of intense pattern and drama to the design. The Zari cotton duvet covers sometime use a ‘shot’ fabric which changes colour slightly when viewed from different angles. Zari duvet covers can be machine washed on a gentle wool setting.
For the Kashmir silk duvet covers we use a beautiful slubbed silk with handwoven texture, decorated with floral embroidery. The fabric is not from Kashmir, but the floral design and colours evoke the decorative style of that region. Our Kashmir silk duvet covers sometimes use a ‘shot’ fabric which changes colour slightly when viewed from different angles. Machine wash the Kashmir silk duvet covers on a gentle wool setting.
Our Yamuna cotton duvet covers are pure cotton, with some linen. We have used restrained simple designs to complement the calm natural earth coloured cottons, combining toning or contrasting shades. The Yamuna cotton duvet covers and pillowcases can be machine washed on a gentle wool setting.
The Pha Tung organic silk duvet covers are in fact from Laos and not India. We worked with local weavers in Luang Prabang to produce these beautiful silk duvet covers. The designs for the duvet covers are based on the traditional Buddhist prayer flag or Pha Tung. Weaving is an important cottage industry around Luang Prabang; many women are expert weavers and will grow silk worms, dye the silk using local plants and weave at home in their gardens. These silk duvet covers radiate life and energy, the shot silk fibres shifting colour as you move around the bed. Machine wash the Pha Tung silk duvet covers on a gentle wool setting.
As with all handwoven fabrics, small variations in colour and weave density may occur – indeed these variations give life to the fabrics. Click on the individual design for more information.
All the cotton and silk duvet covers are shown on a king size bed.