Sama Pillow
Sama Pillow

Sama Pillow

175€
description

Brighten your space with our Sama lumbar pillow and its intricate pattern, soft tones, and shimmer. Like the rest of our brocade collection, this handwoven pillow is crafted by our partner artisans in Fez Old Medina, the last community in Morocco mastering the drawloom technique.

Characteristics
  • Handcrafted in Fez Old Medina
  • 46 x 35 cm (17“ x 14“) 
  • 100% silk
  • Ivory silk backing
  • Light gray, white
  • Dry clean only
  • Pillow insert not included
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The Folks

Once home to 3096 brocade weavers, Fez is left today with a single artisan specializing in this art. He has been in the craft for the last 65 years since he was only 16. We collaborate with this master to create a luxurious collection of silk pillows and develop a lasting relationship aiming at helping save this endangered know-how and preserve it for generations to come.

The Tale

Brocade fabrics are handwoven using an extremely complex drawloom mechanism made up of a large wooden frame topped with beams, rafters, blades, pulleys, and counterweights. The loom is handled by two artisans who join forces to create the fabric, and it takes a day to produce one meter of the tapestry. This know-how has its roots at the beginning of the Marinid dynasty era, in the 13th century, when expensive brocade caftans were for royals only. These intricate shimmering silk fabrics, used for centuries to create beautiful caftans, are the hallmark of Moroccan fashion.