Curves and Curiosity: A Batik Pillow That Doubles as Conversation Piece.
NEW YORK, NY. – February 3, 2017
TEXTIIL, MODERN + GLOBAL Home Goods and Textiles, announces its first-ever entry to NY NOW’s “Best New Product Awards”. The entry is a pillow called “Buckle and Bone”. A panel of NY NOW experts will judge and determine the winner on site at the NY NOW Winter Market 2017, Javits Center, New York City, February 4-8, 2017. The pillow can be viewed at Textiil, Booth 640, Handmade® Global Design, River Pavilion, Level 4.
“Sometimes a pillow needs to take center stage,” said Textiil founder Sally Weinberg. “We hope “Buckle and Bone” is that pillow.” Curious and compelling, it features a luminous pollen-gold palette on a background of black. The motifs are abstract, but graphic. “They’re open to interpretation,” said Weinberg. “But to me, they look like a surprising mix of buckles and bones.”
A go-to for designers, the pillow shows well in any décor. In traditional settings, it appears elegant; in modern homes, it looks mid-century. Toss it on a window seat, and the vibrant palette makes it an instant statement piece. Or, group it with the other pillows in Textiil’s “Ancients & Royals” collection for greater impact.
The pattern appears textured, almost suede. But, it isn’t. Rather, this is an illusion created by a batik process that was used to create the pillow. The method yields color variations that give the impression of depth. The look is both compelling and stylish.
“Buckle and Bone” is created with batik from Java, which is renowned for the variety, complexity, and beauty of its batiks. Thanks to its practitioners, both experienced and emerging, the island’s artisan batik industry is experiencing a revival. In 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik to Indonesia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The “Buckle and Bone” pillow is one of 10 designs in Textiil’s “Ancients & Royals Pillow Collection”. The entire collection debuts at Handmade® Global Design, NY NOW Winter Market 2017, Booth 640, February 4-8, 2017.
EVENT: Contestant - NY NOW Best New Products Awards - NY NOW Winter Market 2017
LOCATION: TEXTIIL - Booth 640 - Handmade® Global Design - River Pavilion - Level 4 - Javits Center - New York City
DURATION: February 4-8, 2017.
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Textiil is a Pennsylvania-based textile and home goods company. We collaborate with forward-thinking fabric textile artists, particularly in Indonesia, to bring global textiles and design accents to the modern home. Each collection is hand-curated on site in Java. All Textiil products are North American exclusives.
ABOUT INDONESIAN BATIK
A brief description of the traditional batik methods of applying melted wax to cloth:
Batik Cap - Motifs and patterns that are made with a copper stamp called a cap (chop).
Batik Tulis – Dotted and lined designs that are created in a multi-step process with a spouted tool called a canting (chanting) to apply the wax.
Batik Kombinasi – A combination of Tulis and Cap---dots, lines, and motifs---made with the cap first, and then additional pattern detail with the canting.