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I seem to have a natural attraction to Indian designs and themes. This is highlighted most by the fact my fiancée is an Indian and her beautiful visage is certainly something I like to have displayed in my rooms. However, in this post I want to focus on an accessory that everyone else can enjoy. These decorative pillows made with banana bark crocheting patterns by artisans in India are just the ticket.

banana-bark-decorative-pillows-from-indiaThe ethnic decorative pillows as seen in the picture are comprised of banana bark threads upon rich poly dupioni silk. How the Indian workers create these threads from bark is rather fascinating. First the banana bark is cut and then left to dry. It is then spliced by hand and subsequently soaked in water. Once it has been left to dry once more, it is then formed into thin strands of rope.

This entire process is carried out by skilled craftsmen from the local regions of Southern India where this practice originates. The skill is passed down from generation to generation and all materials and tools are collected and made from local resources and workshops. To get such fine detail and quality crocheting, the workers have to be very skilled and proficient with their hand looms. It’s for this reason, their craftsmanship has been recognised the world over.

banana-bark-pillow-detailThese Indian decorative pillows with banana bark crocheting patterns can be used in multiple types of interior décor schemes and locations. If you have an Indian or South Asian themed interior, then these could be a great addition that will compliment your existing decor. Think of using them to brighten up a sofa or armchair that you might want to liven up a little. They can also be placed on the floor as decorative features. There are so many possibilities.

You can see larger pictures as well as find out more about purchasing these pillows over at this location: Indian Two Band Banana Crochet Decorative Pillows

By the way, they measure 18 x 18 inches and come in various different colors.