John Robshaw makes great pillows.
Working with artisans in Gujarat and Rajasthan using traditional block printing techniques, John Robshaw has crafted an updated, sophisticated, and romantic spin on exotic, handmade objects.
John’s passion for textile comes through in his words: ”You touch a woodblock to wet clay and then to the fabric. After the clay dries, you dip the cloth into the indigo vat and the clay stays on. One dip gives the fabric a sky-blue color, two dips and it deepens to cobalt, three dips and its a saturated midnight blue. Then the fabric is laid out to dry in the sun and later the clay is washed off. I was completely fascinated by the dyeing and printing processes, as well as how the finished product is used. Textiles become intimate companions in daily life, whether as a pillow, bedcover or sarong.”