The pillow is made from a vintage Suzani. Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzanis usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. There is also extensive use of couching, in which decorative thread laid on the fabric as a raised line is stitched in place with a second thread. Suzanis are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together.
Steel Feathers is a socially conscience business and purchasing these products helps support sustainable and healthy living.
All pillows are made by hand in Austin, Texas and have custom down/feather inserts (included in price).