Handmade Pillow – Zen Beauty – SOLD


Zen Beauty


Zen Beauty
Handmade Pillow
€ 150

Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta says she created this handmade pillow “for the person who likes peace and quiet.” For her, “Zen Beauty” is “just about beautiful colors.” Simple, pleasing, and reassuring.

Beauty is as beauty does, and in this case, the light green and two shades of gold combine to offer a tranquil beauty. Annyta’s customers love the simplicity of JUST THE RIGHT COLORS in Zen Beauty, much as they do Annyta’s other three-tier color combinations in Green Limits, Green Hornet, Mr. Sophisticated , Mrs. Sophisticated or Mare.

Yet and still, customers also choose Annyta’s more flamboyant creations like Diodotus or Ardashir or Kerria because they are looking for something to make a statement.

Yet in defense of simple beauty, just as the gardens at Versailles make a statement, so also do the elegant and bare Zen gardens in Japan. In the same way, Annyta’s handmade pillows like “Zen Beauty” and her other three-tier beauties also have their place in the homes, offices and living areas of her customers.

As with all of her handmade pillows, ZEN BEAUTY is made with changeant or shot silk velvet. This extremely soft material gives a two-tone effect so that the contrasting colors interact and intermingle in the light to give a depth to any setting.

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

Have a look at Annyta’s gathering of green velvet cushions HERE

40 x 50 cm or 15.7 x 19.7 inches; dark brown felt backing

Out of stock


Sometimes simple beauty is all that is needed. Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta’s handmade pillow “Zen Beauty” is just such a work of art. In her estimation, this unique artistic creation is for those who want “peace and quiet.” So she named this handmade pillow “Zen Beauty.” Yet, as with all things truly Zen, the pillow is also beautiful. Three balanced, interwoven bands of light green with two shades of gold give the pillow an elegance. It offers a sort of tranquil beauty, which fits perfectly in the right setting.

Of course, our customers also find Annyta’s more elaborate creations a catch like Diodotus or Ardashir or Kerria, but sometimes simple beauty is enough.

Take a look at Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted and/or hand-printed velvet cushions HERE.

Have a look at Annyta’s gathering of green 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 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 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.

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.

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.