Named after the first female judge in India - Anna Chandy, these Kala Cotton pillow cases are handcrafted from heirloom organic cotton grown in Gujarat, India. Handwoven on traditional wooden looms by award winning artisanal community of weavers, they have a natural and earthy vibe. Pairs very well with our Asima and Roshni pillow!
- 13.5 x 19 inches.
- 100% unbleached cotton
- Exposed premium brass YKK zipper
- We recommend gentle cold wash with mild detergent
- Handcrafted entirely by hand; subtle irregularities are to be expected and celebrated
- Made in India
- Insert option - Pillowflex Alternative Down Pillow Insert, machine washable
The pillow fabric is handcrafted on hand-operated wooden looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production in India. The looms require no electricity or punch cards to guide the design, only skill, techinique and vision of the weavers. The yarn is made from heirloom organic cotton grown in Gujarat, India. The crop is purely rain fed so unlike large scale industrialized cotton production, it doesn't require vast amounts of water to grow. It is also organic since it needs no pesticides and has high tolerance to diseases and pests.
By choosing this handmade piece, you help preserve craftsmanship and support rural artisan communities. We truly appreciate your support.
Who was Anna Chandy
Justice Anna Chandy was India’s first female judge and the first woman in the country to become a high court judge. It is also contested that she is most likely the second woman in the world to become a high court judge after USA’s Florence Allen who was appointed as a judge in 1922. Besides crusading for justice, Anna worked towards the upliftment of women as well. In 1930, she became the founder and editor of Shrimati, a magazine that served as a platform for the advancement of women’s rights. In her periodical, Anna questioned societal norms mired in misogyny that affected everyday women, widow remarriage and women’s freedom. For her endeavors towards pushing issues plaguing women to the forefront, she is touted as a ‘first generation feminist’.