Ethnic throw pillow, decorative cushion, Laos ikat tribal textile, ethnic hand woven cotton grey white beige boho fabric. 20 x 20 inch SUN2
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Ikat throw pillow, decorative cushion, Laos ikat tribal textile, ethnic hand woven cotton grey white beige boho fabric. 20 x 20 inch SUN2
The front of the pillow is from a vintage matmii or ikat traditional Laos and Northeastern Thailand handwoven fabric. The weft, or thicker grey, cream and light blue threads on which the ikat designs were made are cotton. The warp or thinner darker vertical support threads are polyester. They give the black contrast against the lighter colors to make the subtle rhombus pattern of the weave. Polyester is utilized for the warp to add strength to a textile, and to prevent shrinking and warping while cotton is used for its softness and touch against the body. In fact, it is only the cotton that comes into contact with the body as the polyester is buried in the thicker cotton yarn. Note that there are some very faint areas of discoloration such as seen in the left corner of the pillow in the third photo.
The back of the pillow is a wonderful striped handwoven raw hemp/cotton mix in neutral beige and cream on the weft while the warp (longitudinal threads) is in deep indigo blue cotton.
This pillow has an interlining/fusing applied to the rearside of both the front and back materials to maintain fabric integrity and smashing good looks, and a top-of-the-line, YKK-zippered, fill opening for strength and durability . In addition, all fabric joints have been serged/overlocked to properly seal the edges, prevent fraying, and provide a crisp, clean finish.
Please note that the hand-woven textiles used in this pillow may have some aberrations such as pulled threads or other anomalies. The raw hemp backing is naturally a "diamond in the rough" and was chosen for its vintage and natural/organic feel.
Note that this listing is for the pillow case only. It will arrive without an insert (except for the few listings that state an insert IS included...this pertains to odd sizes only).
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