Italy Hand-Embroidered Pillow by Catstudio

Item #: CATST-EMB-PL-Italy

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Italy Hand-Embroidered Pillow by Catstudio

Ah, bella Italia! This original design celebrates the beauty of Italy and its rich culture.
This pillow is entirely HAND embroidered on light tea-colored 100% organic cotton. Amazingly it can take up to one week to embroider one pillow! It is also unique in nature since each artisan incorporates a certain flair and signature to his/her work. Accented with black velvet piping.

  • Embroidered entirely by HAND: it takes 40+ hours to make one!
  • Dimensions: 20" x 20"
  • Materials: 100% Organic Cotton; Poly form included; Button closure.
  • Hand-Embroidered and Made in India.
  • Care Instructions: Dry clean only.
  • Fun Facts: Italy has 15 minority languages officially recognized by the government including Sardinian, Friulian, Catalan, Occitan, French, Slovenian, Croatian, Albanian, and Greek. The small European countries of San Marino and Vatican City are enclaved within Italy. Europe's three active volcanoes are all in Southern Italy: Mt. Etna, Mt. Stromboli, Mt. Vesuvius. Italians have a difficult time identifying with Italy as a single nation (although it was unified until 1870). The three colors on the Italian flag represent virtues: hope, faith, and charity. In the late 13th century in Italy, Salvino D'Armate invented the first wearable eyeglasses. William Shakespeare set 13 of his plays in Italy. The world's oldest bank still in operation is the "Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena" which was founded in 1472. Florence Cathedral has the largest brick dome ever constructed (c.1420). Italians invented the Violin, cello, and modern piano. There are more famous fashion designers from Italy than from any other country. Italy is roughly the size of Arizona. The city of Syracuse in Sicily was once the largest Ancient Greek city in the world.
Italy Hand-Embroidered Pillow by Catstudio

Italy Hand-Embroidered Pillow by Catstudio