Rebuilding Nepal Through Trade
After the massive earthquakes that tragically struck Nepal in 2015, the people of Nepal are still struggling to heal emotionally and physically.
Relief workers in Kathmandu have told us that one of the most important things we can do to help Nepalese families regain a sense of normalcy is to provide trade so that people can once again wake up in the morning and go to work. We encourage you to support Nepalese artisans and their families by purchasing products marked with the prayer flag icon shown above.
DharmaCrafts has committed to donate 5% of the sales revenue of all Nepalese products throughout 2015 and 2016 to earthquake relief efforts. A large percentage of our donation will go to Roshi Joan Halifax's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF) set up through Upaya Zen Center. Upaya's example of engaged Buddhism is inspirational to us and to our efforts. DharmaCrafts will also contribute to the Save the Children Fund.
DharmaCrafts offers Even DEEPER DISCOUNTS on Meditation Cushions & yoga mats for Organizations including:
- Nonprofit & government organizations
- Meditation & MBSR teachers
- Meditation centers & yoga studios
- Hospitals, prisons, religious organizations
- Corporations, spas, hotels — your volume cushion order may also be eligible to receive even deeper discounts
DharmaCrafts is able to offer deep discounts on our meditation cushions, yoga mats and support cushions because these items are handcrafted in our own workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts by our small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople.
Volume Meditation Cushion Order
This product will ship to you directly from our manufacturer. It will arrive separately from the other items in your order. To expedite your order, please ship to a physical street address, in the Continental U.S., only. We're sorry, express shipping is not available for this product.
A shipping surcharge has been added to select statues, furniture, and oversized and/or heavy items due to their increased shipping cost. The surcharge is in addition to the standard shipping charge. When ordering more than 1 of this item, the surcharge will be added to each item.
$8.95 shipping when your online order consists of any combination of jewelry, books, malas, incense, silk hangings, CDs/DVDs, and other select items marked "flat rate," ONLY. For standard shipping within the U.S. ONLY (Canada Flat Rate and 2nd Day Flat Rate orders excluded). If your order includes items in addition to the items listed above, our regular shipping rates apply (see chart).
The juxtaposition of oxidized sterling silver and brilliant matte silver captures the elegant beauty and symbolism of a single lotus blossom. In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes our awakened Buddha nature which is pure and radiant. The smooth pendant hangs from a textured, charcoal gray, hand-dyed and hand-woven, adjustable kumihimo cord (see story tab for more info and care instructions).
Oxidized sterling silver pendant with matte sterling accent is 3/4" w x 15/16" l and includes the artist's special signature stamp on the back. Adjustable cord is 29" l. Made in the USA.
Materials: Oxidized sterling silver
Size: 3/4" w x 15/16" l
Adjustable silk cord is 29" l
Made in USA
Care of your Kumihimo Cord
Treat the cord as you would a silk garment. Avoid getting the cord wet as much as possible (do not wear in the shower). If necessary, you may hand wash the cord with cold water and a drop of silk detergent. Rinse and completely dry before wearing.
Kristina Kada's art studio rests amid the quiet redwoods in the mountains of Santa Cruz. Inspired by her surroundings, her Japanese heritage, and the many shapes found in botanical forms and architecture, Kristina layers simple elements in repetition to build up richly textured patterns and produce interesting forms. Her classic jewelry techniques employ steel stakes, saw piercing and a hydraulic press to meld freehand elements with original castings.
About the Kumihimo Cord
Each silk necklace cord is hand-dyed and woven into an intricate braid on a wooden, tabletop loom. This technique honors the centuries-old traditional Japanese craft called kumihimo. This is the same technique used for decorative cording on kimonos, samurai sword handles, and the cords for hanging netsuke. The cord ends are finished with sterling silver accents. Due to the size of the finished ends, the kumihimo cord may not be interchanged with another cord or chain without damage.