Japanese Mudcloth Pillow Cover | Dark Brown

$85.00 CAD $120.00 CAD
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Rich earth tones are highlighted with these organic cotton throw pillows; dyed using natural plant pigments.


A great solid foundation for all of your styling needs, these 100% natural pillows add the perfect finish touch to any couch, accent chair, or bed. 

The Kanai Kougei Workshop has mastered the ancient art of mud-dyeing using natural plant pigments. The dark brown colour is achieved by boiling down the flowers from the Yeddo Hawthorn plant, a species native to Japan that blooms with deep pink blossoms. The pink then transforms into a deep, rich brown colour by dyeing it several times with local mud that is rich in iron.

Handcrafted by a group of master dyers on Amami Ōshima, the largest of southern Japan's Satsunan islands, each pillow is made start-to-finish in a small, fair trade environment.

  • MEASUREMENTS: 45.5 L x 45.5 cm W / 18 x 18"
  • MATERIALS: Pillow cover made from 100% organic cotton with natural plant-based dyes
  • COLOUR: Dark Brown
  • ORIGIN: Fabric hand-dyed in Japan; pillow cover handcrafted in Canada
  • Cover Only - Pillow Inserts Not included
Product Care

Machine washable, or spot clean with a gentle detergent.

Meet the Artisan


Kanai Kougei Studio

In a land renowned for its craft culture, the Kanai Kougei studio has been perfecting the ancient art of mud dyeing which has existed for over 1,300 years. There are only a handful of skilled artisans who still practice Kanai Kougei’s distinctive vegetable and mud-dyeing process.

Textiles are dunked in a mud pit, where the iron-rich soil creates a unique colour that can only be produced in Amami. The combinations of mud-dyed grey and vegetable-dyed colors including indigo give textiles an expressive depth. The dedication to tradition and passion of these artisans is inspiring people around the world to rediscover these ancient techniques.

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