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DIODOTUS is another in Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta’s PERSIAN RULER SERIES. This hand-painted velvet cushion is a work of art, which she named after the Persian ruler who called himself “THE MAGNIFICENT,” even though he had to murder a child ere to the throne in 138 BCE to take the throne.
Well, what we do know about Diodotus is that his cushion is truly “MAGNIFICENT.” Actually, so are all of his ancestors in the PERSIAN RULER SERIES: Ardashire, Cyrus the Great, Darius the Great, Xerxes the Great, “wild-ass Vahahran,” Artaxerxes, Cambyses, Sogdianus, Antiochus III, and Peroz.
This is Annyta: colorful, creative, expressive and personal. This is Velvet Matters.
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 colour and form. Looking at the world around her with an eye for detail, Annyta is inspired by nature, art and everyday life. These make excellent gifts to yourself or those you love.
Our changeant velvet is 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool, plus 30% polyester fiber added for durability.
NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or you’d like to 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 discoloring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colors 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.