This heavily distressed blue khaki throw pillow features authentic cactus silk tribal designs. The pillow has numerous Berber tribal tattoo designs, embroidered in pink and white, with a decorative white border. The pillow is framed by handstitched braided white and blue cotton thread, and has a side zipper. Sourced directly from a women's cooperative in Boujad, a small village near Beni Mellal in central Morocco.
Sabra silk, or cactus silk, is a mythical fabric said to be made of agave fibers spun to produce a durable silk with a natural sheen to it. The silks are hand-dyed using natural dyes. Set in 100% hand-dyed natural cotton. This pillow was created in the 2000s. All natural dyes are used to create the colors. Handmade by native Moroccan Berber weavers. One of a kind.
All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.
Handwoven; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures. Note that photos against the blue show a truer color.
Available pre-stuffed or pillowcase only. We recommend a 20in pillow insert if purchasing separately.
Spot clean or handwash in cold water.
About 16in x 16in when stuffed, 5in thick
approx. 19in x 19in flat