Indian Poufs, Ottomans & Footstools!


I’m so excited to finally finish my latest batch of footstools! Poor Thomas has lived with my piles of cotton for too long.


Colorful patchwork poufs – footstools – moodas – purchased on my last trip to India from villages in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Both areas are known for beautiful embroidered saris/kurtas as well as the famous use of patchwork piecing from vintage saris and textiles.

Some of the poufs are machine-made, but most are handmade; all pieced together from handmade textiles/saris. The sizes range from 14” to 19” diameters and up to 19” tall.

I’ve filled these with recycled cotton – literally. It seemed I searched for stuffing options for months until I finally caved in to shredding cotton myself. What a chore! Thrift stores and hand-me-downs have provided an endless supply of cotton t-shirts and sweats, which I washed in hot water then manually shredded. In order to achieve a dense, heavy weight, I’ve filled with these remnants allowing the pouf to be firm enough to be used as a seat, ottoman or possibly a table. Now all I need is a pad big enough to keep 'em all.

5 comments:

  1. Ooohhh i love them! I wish i have bought these in my last trip to India... next time!

    ;-)

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  2. These look terrific! Really appreciate how you shared what you stuff them with. Glad to have found your blog. Michele

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  3. I found your blog because I am searching for pouf just like these! Do you sell them?
    I love your blog and interior design inspiration pics on flickr!

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  4. I love your website. I think you and I were separated at birth! I have a shop in Richmond VA (www.VERVEhomefurnishings.com). I have three poufs just like the one in the picture that mentions 1000 markets. My price is $225 for the very large and $165 for the smaller. You will need to call me re shipping. Thanks so much for your consideration.

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