Velvet Bolster Cushion

CAD 180.00
Pale Bronze/Natural
Size: One Size

Soft, simple bolster cushion crafted from lustrous hand-dyed cotton velvet with a plain, slubby linen reverse. Finished with a concealed side-seam zip that opens to the included soft British wool cushion pad.

Details

Dry clean only. Back: 100% linen. Front: 100% cotton.
Cushion cover made in India. Cushion pad made in Lithuania.
80cm x 30cm.
The fibres of this item are delicate. Please do not iron directly. We recommend you steam inside out to remove creases. Water or liquid stains will damage the pile. Please shake moisture off rather than blot stains and leave to dry naturally.

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A Brief History of Velvet

Once reserved for royalty, velvet has been wholly embraced since the Industrial Revolution made it more widely available. Calling to mind 1970s bohemia, the plush material continues to evolve with modern needs, recognised for its durability and luxurious finish across fashion and homewares.

To create the signature short pile, a special loom closely weaves together two layers of fabric which are then cut apart. The distinctive sheen is due to the density of the yarns and their even distribution. While silk thread is the traditional choice, alternative fibres determine the price and feel of the finished velvet.

Evidence suggests that ancient Egyptians used processes that mirror velvet manufacturing, indicating that this fabric (or one similar) has been around since 2000 BC. As the centuries marched on and Europeans tapped into the lustrous appearance of velvet, it was traded along the Silk Route and fast became associated with wealth and prosperity.

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