Manufacture of Thai cushions (Moon-kwan)
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The photos you see on this page give an impression of the manufacturing of Thai cushions.
The cushions are manufactured by the women of the Isan tribe (in the North-east of Thailand) in a relaxed atmosphere, in their own home environment, under a tree or on the verandah.
The outside of the cushions consists of hand-woven cotton. A classical version, in which silk has been woven into the pattern, is also available.
Furthermore, versions are available in which the cotton has been dyed only with vegetable dyes.
The filling material of the Thai cushions consists of rice-straw and kapok.
The kapok-fluff is extracted from the seed-capsules of the kapok-tree after it has finished flowering. Since the kapok-tree grows and flourishes in a natural way, the demand for kapok will preserve a part of the natural environment.
kapok-tree with seed-pods
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