Dating back centuries, Indian women stitched together old saris to create large blankets and floor cloths. We attentively select each quilt, typically 60-80 years old, with an eye toward material integrity and unusual beauty. Aloka quilts are shampooed then softened before we bring them to our shop in Atlanta where we cut and stitch pillows and custom cushions. You’ll know it’s an Aloka pillow by the way it feels.
You can purchase an entire pillow family (made from one quilt that we cut with an eye to getting the prettiest pairings) or just one. We can even make pillows in a variety of sizes from a favorite quilt of your choice and one of our custom-colored, 100% linen backings.
These are high quality, vintage pieces. We embrace the charm of the little imperfections and the texture created over time and take photos in natural light and with limited editing to reflect its condition.
Color Variation: We achieve general consistency in our color offerings, but each over-dye pillow is one-of-a-kind, with some variations quilt-to-quilt that we consider beautiful.
Fabric: Repurposed textile front (mostly cotton); 100% linen back.
Care: Dry clean recommended. If preferred, gentle wash cold and air dry. No bleach. Do not wash insert.
Insert: 90/10 feather-down
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