Pillowish: Handmade Zafu Cushions

Monte Rio, California On Etsy since 2011


Pillowish: Handmade Zafu Cushions

Monte Rio, California | 11 Sales


Kristin Thurman-Fein

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Kristin Thurman-Fein


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About PillowishDesigns

Sales 11
On Etsy since 2011

My zafu cushions are mostly all one of a kind, made with my high quality upholstery fabrics and triple cleaned buckwheat hulls.

A zafu is a small round cushion that has been traditionally used in zen meditation for centuries. Today the zafu is being used not just for meditation, but for yoga, decorating, and as a simple home furnishing. Sitting on this round high cushion is perfect for the cross-legged pose, allowing the body to sit well aligned, with the hips and legs relaxed. This position works well for meditation practice as well as watching TV or sipping tea around the living room table.

My zafus are made with decorator fabrics from my upholstery shop, creating beautiful and fun pillows that will accent a living room or bedroom or couch. They are filled with buckwheat hulls or 100% cotton fill if requested. Buckwheat hulls provide a surface that will gently contour to the body, making it easy to adjust how you sit and help find that comfortable position. 100% cotton fill makes a densely packed cushion that is still soft to sit on and will hold its shape so as to sit nicely on a piece of furniture as a decorator throw pillow.

After 35 years of recovering and restoring furniture, I am hanging up (more or less) my tack hammer and staple puller to concentrate on custom work and my zafu floor cushions. I still make custom throw pillows, bay window and couch/chair cushions and will help design that special area for seating with whatever will make it comfortable and inviting. I've always enjoyed sitting with my customer in their home helping to decide to restore or replace a piece of furniture and discussing their color palette while making it all work with their decor. I would LOVE to discuss my zafu cushions with regard to your needs/desire either in person or on the phone (707-865-1270 PST) while looking at all the cushions on my website www.pillowishdesigns.com.

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Last updated on February 9, 2011

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