chair khira



Khira means ‘ray of light’ in the Indian language

Khira is an Edwardian nursing chair from the second part of the 19thcentury (1850-1900) also known as a ‘chauffeuse’ or so-called ‘nursing chair’. Khira is made from mahogany wood. It has a typical design with short wooden legs on copper wheels.  On the seating of the chair a vintage grain sack with a pattern is used. These wonderful, often worn treasures of time, were used for storing and hauling grains. Grains sacks were hand made from long linen bolts that were painstakingly handwoven.  It took the average weaver 1 night to weave 60 centimeters ( 24 inches).  The stripes and patterns commonly seen on these textiles acted as the signature of the farmer so that when they brought their grain to the mill, their sacks could be distinguished from the grain sacks of everyone else.

from momiq with love