Throw Pillow 40x40cm - red/gray

Cushions create coziness in every room. Our pillowcases are handmade in silk.

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Thai silk cushion in red/gray

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 80% Thai silk, 20% Cotton.
  • 40 cm x 40 cm
  • Hand wash, with lukewarm water only
  • Please note pillow inserts are not included.

6,90 €

  • 0,12 kg
  • verfügbar / available
  • 8 - 12 Werktage / working days

Throw Pillow 40x40cm - red/gray


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Delivery time 1 - 2 weeks.

Only valid for deliveries to Europe and USA.

For deliveries to other countries, the time may vary.


Silk cushion  Red/Gray

Cushions create cosiness in every room. Our pillowcases are handmade in silk.

Thai Silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

 

Thailand

Silk is produced year-round in Thailand by two types of silkworms, the cultured Bombycidae and wild Saturniidae. Most production is after the rice harvest in the southern and northeastern parts of the country. Women traditionally weave silk on hand looms and pass the skill on to their daughters, as weaving is considered to be a sign of maturity and eligibility for marriage.

 

Thai silk textiles often use complicated patterns in various colours and styles. Most regions of Thailand have their own typical silks. A single thread filament is too thin to use on its own so women combine many threads to produce a thicker, usable fiber. They do this by hand-reeling the threads onto a wooden spindle to produce a uniform strand of raw silk. The process takes around 40 hours to produce a half kilogram of silk. Many local operations use a reeling machine for this task, but some silk threads are still hand-reeled. The difference is that hand-reeled threads produce three grades of silk: two fine grades that are ideal for lightweight fabrics, and a thick grade for heavier material.

Throw Pillow 40x40cm - red/gray