This heavily distressed dark blue khaki throw pillow features authentic cactus silk tribal designs. The pillow has numerous Berber tribal tattoo designs, embroidered in rusty red and white and gold, and a decorative gold border. The pillow is framed by handstitched braided tan khaki and gold cotton thread, and has a side zipper.
The color is so light that it is almost tan, but there is an underlying blue tint. 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