The World in Cushions Blog — Maasai

Trendy Bedroom Cushions Made From Locally Sourced Fabrics

  A sanctuary to escape the clamour and busyness of everyday life is what makes a bedroom significant to a home. This is where we rest our minds and relax our bodies after a long productive day, so it is only reasonable to decorate it with items that will boost the room’s comfortability. We all know that the bed and a blanket is the focal point of the bedroom, but what’s next after it? How can we add style in a bedroom’s interior without taking away the comfort of good night’s rest?     Our answer to that is cushions. Adding coherent style to your bedroom doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. With handmade cushions, you can easily bring...

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Buddhism, Lions and the Shuka

It was in the hills of the rift valley working for a Buddhist festival that I first fell in love with the Maasai blankets or Shuka as they are called locally. I had come to Kenya as part of a motley crew of artists, designers, makers and musicians. We were to bring to life this corner of the world for the Shinnyo-en Buddhists annual fire and water festival a faction of Japanese Buddhists. I knew little of Buddhism before the trip and felt inspired by the marriage of colours and sounds of these two separate cultures. The gentle chanting with the deep purples and oranges of the Japanese’s fused with the bright reds and deep drumming of the local Samburu...

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