Urban Island houses a wide range of home textiles which are all designed and woven / handmade in various parts of the island. From throws to cushion covers in batiks, applique and screen prints, it covers a multitude of crafts, colours and functional styles. If you're looking for gift or homeware shops in Colombo, make sure you check out our Home Textiles which work perfectly as gifts and homeware. Featured below are some of our favourites in each category.
Our throws are wonderfully hand woven by artisans in 100% cotton. They feature intricate patterns and weaves. Each design is woven by a different weaver which gives them a unique personality. The throws are great over a chair or sofa, or used as bed runners. They add texture to a minimal interior or can be mixed with our cushions to great effect. All throws are artisanally made on wooden looms by craftspeople in a rural community in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. We have developed a training program in order to keep this heritage craft alive through introducing new patterns and techniques.
Our hand made batik cushion covers come in our signature patterns - Araliya, Niyagala (Florals native to Sri Lanka), Fern, Dots, Delum (Pomegranate) boasting an elegant island charm. Great for living space, bedrooms or terrace. Mix with other patterns in our range, including plains, for a stunning effect.The front fabric is in chunky cotton canvas, while the back is in a contrast greige neutral plain canvas, with an invisible zip.Comes without cushion pad. Our cushions are made by artisans in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, and due to the hand waxing process there will be some minor differences between one pattern and another. This makes each piece wonderfully unique!
Our Studio Series of applique cotton cushion covers is inspired by mid century abstract painting and tapestry work, and with a vintage take on local fauna. A great way to add colour and texture to your living space. Mix them up for a statement sofa, or just add a touch where they work best for you! The cushion designs are appliqued by hand by a small team of village artisans in the Central Highlands. With contrast greige chuncky cotton back and an invisible zip.
Our pattern printed cushions have a distinctive graphic feel, with a laid back look with a washed and faded finish. Our signature patterns - Tharu (Stars), Handa (Moon), Kotu (Square), Diyamante (Diamond) is screen printed by hand on to chunky cotton canvas to make a refined, contemporary and stylish design that looks hand made and undoubtedly modern. Mix with other cushions in our range to create a stylish touch to living spaces, bedrooms or terrace. The cushion back is made from heavy cotton canvas in a neutral greige, and with an invisible zip. Comes without cushion pad. Our cushions are made by a small printing workshop in Colombo.
Our Dumbara cushions are made by artisans in a small village in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka where this traditional and unique weaving technique continues today. These graphically hand woven miniature grid patterned cushion, are made on simple wooden looms using traditional techniques. We update these techniques to make refined, contemporary and stylish designs that look hand made and undoubtedly modern. The colours in the cushions are woven in different ways to create an optical effect. Mix with other cushions in our range to create a stylish touch to living spaces, bedrooms or terrace. The front fabric is made from a mixed beige cotton background fabric with the pattern in raised cotton threading,, while the back is also in a plain mixed beige cotton with an invisible zip.
We also retail solid loom cushion covers which can be used to mix and match with the other patterns and complete the look.
We also have the cushion stuffing which can be purchased separately. Also come in sets for gifting. Shop these unique and classic styles online or visit our store - we are open from Monday to Sunday 10am to 7pm at 181, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 in Town Hall, Central Colombo.