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Handwoven Cotton Throw Blanket in Alabaster from Bali, 'Alabaster Madura'

Product ID: U44650

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Handwoven Cotton Throw Blanket in Alabaster from Bali, 'Alabaster Madura'

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This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Details

Featuring a solid color in alabaster with wavy fringes on the ends, this throw blanket is handwoven by Achmadi and other artisans from Bali. Soft and lightweight, this throw makes an excellent addition to any home.

Made in Indonesia

  • 100% cotton
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Hand wash separately in cold water
  • Dry flat in the shade
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.84 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • 140 cm H x 200 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • 55" H x 79" W x 0.2" D
  • Fringe: 11 cm L
  • Fringe: 4.3" L
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Achmadi

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Achmadi from Gift Collection.

 

Meet the Artist

Achmadi

Achmadi

"We strive to have our helpers work from home, like Javanese fishermen who make nets when bad weather prevents them from going to sea."

"I was born in South Sumatra in 1971 as the third of four children. My father designed pinisi boats, a traditional... "I was born in South Sumatra in 1971 as the third of four children. My father designed pinisi boats, a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship.

"I grew up on the northern coast of East Java where I graduated from high school. I decided to move to Bali in 1990 and sold accessories and took care of surfboards on the beach to earn a living.

"In 1994, I got married, and my wife and I now have three sons and a daughter. As my children have grown up, I've encouraged them to follow their dreams.

"When I began creating accessories, a British man was ordering many of them and that was the beginning of my career here.

"Then an elderly man from abroad ordered an entire shipping container of my accessories but, after I sent them, he didn't send me the payment he promised. I suffered greatly because of this and I finally learned that he had died. Financially, I was ruined and had to work for five years just to cover my losses.

"This helped me to change my strategy, and I became like a turtle that slowly moves forward without looking back because there's so much pain in the past. Now, I'm happy, so there's no reason to look back. For me, happiness is making other people happy.

"I'm a self-taught artisan and the first one to design and create macramé accessories and home décor. I now work with 20 helpers whom I've taught, and they are like my family here.

"We use kapok fiber, known as Java cotton, a seed-hair fiber from West Java. Each piece we create requires the skilled hands of an artisan. Although we organize the work, each is an individual work of art created by fishermen who work from their homes. Thus each one is unique and no two are ever identical.

"For example, Javanese fishermen normally make nets when bad weather prevents them from going to sea. I help them take advantage of these skills to craft macramé handbags and innovative decor accessories. The artisans who collaborate with me are delighted to show off their creativity and enjoy a new source of income. My sister in Java helps manage our projects. I was the first person here to do this kind of work and we've spent many years training the people who work with us.

"We hope everyone will help introduce our creativity around the world."

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
FINDING YOUR SIZE

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.

BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!

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