Vintage Embroidered Hmong Linen & Cotton Throw Pillow Cover - Trois

  • We worked with a textile connoisseur in Thailand to source these gorgeous hand-embroidered and printed Hmong textiles. Originally used by the Hmong people in celebrations, wrapped as skirts or baby carriers, we have repurposed them into generously sized throw pillows. Ours exclusively, no two pieces are exactly alike. This pillow is backed in a vintage Hmong ticking stripe linen fabric. These particular Hmong textiles are difficult to find and the embroidery and edging makes them feel vintage yet modern at the same time.

    > given the vintage nature of these materials minor imperfections including errant dye, stitches and small holes may exist - these variations are part of the charm of these vintage pillows and should not be seen as flaws
    > exposed brass zipper at bottom of pillow
    > 20" x 20" pillow sham, insert not included

    Details & Care: Machine wash cool, hang dry or dry clean. No bleach or fabric softener. 20" x 20" pillow cover.
  • These vintage textiles were originally used by the Hmong tribes in celebrations, as skirts and baby carriers. The Hmong hilltribes of Thailand, Laos and China have long been revered for their intricate textiles. The patterns and techniques vary by region and tribe but include batik, indigo, embroidery, appliqué and frequently a combination of multiple techniques in bright, contrasting colors.

    Hmong embroidery has evolved over time to include Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Western influences and has come to incorporate a variety of materials, textiles and techniques. The bright, pop colors of these pillows reflect the melding of traditional Hmong textile design with the bright color palette that was trending in the 70s and 80s when these fabrics were made.

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