No color combination is beyond Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta’s skill in creating beauty, including black and white. This handmade velvet cushion uses interesting vertical and horizontal white lines in a contrasting design. Named “Cambyses” after the Egyptian son of Cyrus the Great who in 522 conquered Egypt – – only to be overthrown back home by Darius. There was intrigue in Cambyses’ life, and there is intrigue in this handmade velvet cushion as it plays with the base contrast of black and white.
Made of changeant or shot silk velvet, this two-tone material changes in the light. Each hand-painted cushion in Velvet Matters is a unique expression of Annyta’s artistry with color, form and fabric.
ANNYTA MAKES ALL OF HER PRODUCTS WITH THIS LUXURIOUS MATERIAL, so her entire PERSIAN RULER SERIES is made of shot silk. Have a look: CYRUS THE GREAT, ATRAXERXES, PEROZ, SHAPUR, VAHAHRAN, SOGDIANUS or ARDASHIR.
You can find all of Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted, hand-printed, hand-stamped and/or hand-embossed 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.
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.