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Let’s for a moment see SHAPUR as only an ETSY hand-printed pillow rather than the son of the founder of the Persian Sasanian dynasty who in this era is now contained in a Dutch-designed cushion.
So, standing on his own as a 21st century cushion, we see that SHAPUR has three horizontal bands, with the outside colors forming a complimentary and slightly EVOCATIVE COMBINATION OF PRUSSIAN BLUE AND SOFT ORANGE. This color combination is then accentuated by hand-printed horizontal and vertical stripes of pink [reflecting the soft orange to the left], light blue [reflecting the Prussian blue to the right] both of which are topped by horizontal, light brown stripes.
As a factual matter, this is an unusual combination of colors and shading, which is what makes Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta’s handmade work so inviting. If SHAPUR is sitting in your home or office, he will attract the right kind of attention. His ANCESTORS might be a little louder or larger than SHAPUR, but his presence is regal nonetheless. Take a look for yourself: CYRUS THE GREAT, ATRAXERXES, DIODOTUS, VAHAHRAN, PEROZ, CAMBYSES and SOGDIANUS.
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. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world.
Annyta’s specialty is printing 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.
He might have been ARDASHIR’Sson, but in this case, SHAPUR is Annyta’s baby. And that translates to beauty, style and an other worldly color coordination. SHAPUR may never have looked so good ruling his father’s Persian dynasty as would look now in your home or office.
Annyta makes all of her Velvet Matters products with 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.
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.