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Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Arrivals! Pakistani Remnant Pillows

Remnant pillows from Pakistan

 I listed 12 new pillow covers in my Etsy shop a couple of days ago.  The pillows are made of vintage textile remnants, couched with a thick black cotton in between the pieces.  Gorgeous textures and rich colors!  I got these from a dealer at a good price and kept the prices low, passing on my savings to you!  We used to sell these in our gallery for $48 and I have them at $18 in my shop!


All of them have cowrie shells sewn on them, an element that I don't particularly care for on these fabrics.  They are easy to remove if you also think they might be too heavy for the delicate embroideries.  Only in the last 20 years have remnants become valuable and I just love it when odd bits and pieces come together to form a new whole.  Think of all of the labor that went into each hand embroidered part!

The backs are all a black cotton with a zipper enclosure.  Mix and match to make sets.  I think these are a great gift for college kids going off to school.  Give them a piece of dazzle to spruce up their dorm rooms!  These pillow covers are 14" square, an easy pillow form size to find in hobby and fabric shops.  

You can see all of the pillow covers in my etsy shop here.



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