ETSY Hand-printed Pillow – MEMORIES OF CHINA – SOLD


Memories of China


ETSY Hand Printed Pillow – SOLD
€ 149

Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta made “MEMORIES OF CHINA” like the essence of a memory itself, sometimes sublime and sometimes a bit hazy. This ETSY hand-printed pillow has a vague image of the face of a Chinese terra cotta soldier connecting the vertical bands of changeant velvet. It’s a subtle artistic effect that really captures Annyta’s skill in creating art through velvet.

Here we think we see just colored strips of velvet. OK, it looks nice. But as we look a little closer, we SEE THE FACE OF THE CHINESE SOLDIER. What a nice surprise! That’s Velvet Matters, always giving you more than you expect.

Take a look at all of Annyta’s hand-printed, hand-stamped, hand-painted and/or hand-embossed velvet cushions HERE.


49 x 49 cm, 19.3 x 19.3 square inches; black felt backing

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First of all, this is not a striped pillow. OK, stripes are the first thing you think that you’re looking at, but notice the color combinations. Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta bleeds the black of the second layer into the gold of the top layer of this ETSY hand-printed pillow. She interposes shades of yellow and rose and Bordeaux and different browns throughout the rest of the pillow in such a way that you see the colors and not the stripes or bands that contain them.

Now if you look a little closer you see . . . a Chinese face? Now admit it. That’s something you don’t ever see in a “striped” pillow. Annyta admits to being “mysterious” here with this ETSY hand-printed pillow called “MEMORIES OF CHINA.” She’s visited CHINA, and this is what still hangs in her artistic mind. And she’s inviting you to bring a piece of her experience into your home or office. What would it be like to have her memory of the Chinese terra cotta army lounging in your home or office space? The subtly and beauty of this work of art awaits you.

All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion accessories, and now she has moved into home furnishings. The Velvet Matters webshop brings Annyta’s specialized velvet artistic creations to the world.

Annyta’s specialty is printing/painting/stamping/embossing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England and has developed and refined ever since. She has a distinct style, combining different fabrics with a wonderful sense of color and form. Each handmade velvet cushion is an original work of art.

All Velvet Matters products are made from changeant or shot silk velvet, which is an extremely soft, ultra-high-quality material that is Annyta’s trademark. It gives a two-tone effect as it reflects the light, which makes her artwork even more rich and appealing on so many levels.

Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.

NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or substitute another type of fill, please contact us.
Note #2: Velvet Matters products become more alive and beautiful with age. But please protect them. Even though we use the highest high quality changeant or shot-silk velvet, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight might cause some fading or discolouring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colours might look just a little different in reality. But don’t worry, unlike dating sites, our velvet cushions are always even more beautiful in real life – it’s just that maybe, once in a while, they might look a little different from the web photos.