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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So, What Are Aubusson Pillows Again?

Aubusson pillows are simply throw cushions in the Aubusson style. Cleared that right up, didn't I?

Actually, the name comes from an area in France where weavers and needlework artisans have been producing tapestries and the like since the Renaissance. Pillows that are made today using the same tradition of highly intricate detailing with top quality yarns are called Aubusson pillows.

Generally, you'll find Aubusson pillows used in more formal settings because their designs include regal and antique French historical patterns, in addition to the traditional floral patterns.

It's pretty amazing that there are countless examples of pillows from the 18th and 19th centuries (not just Aubusson, but any kind of needlework which include needlepoint and embroidery) still being used today. When high-quality base materials are used to make the decorative cushion, proper storage and gentle spot-cleaning techniques help keep them looking new for years to come.

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