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Using Nature as her inspiration, Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta hand-painted this gorgeous pillow with the coloring of the Abutilon Hybridum, more commonly known as the Flowering Maple, Chinese Bellflower or a Chinese Lantern. Her artistry shines in this work of art, not only with her original abstract design but also with the way she weaves together five different bands of color, from dark brown and salmon/orange to two shades of green and grey-gold. Notice the beautiful lime green curve flowing through the darker green background. Now that’s creative.
Made of changeant or shot silk velvet, this hand-painted pillow gives off a two-tone effect in the light. Each hand-painted cushion in Velvet Matters is a unique expression of Annyta’s artistry with color, form and fabric.
Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.
Take a look at Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted and/or hand-printed velvet cushions HERE.
All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion/interior accessories. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world.
Annyta’s speciality is printing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England and has developed and refined her entire career. 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.
Through a process that she developed as an artist, Annyta uses the two-tone effect of the changeant velvet to allow different shades of the same colors to contrast and blend with the others. Her artistry in color is highlighted by the beautiful two-color effect of this luxurious material as it reflects light.
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.