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DARIUS THE GREAT was considered by many to be the greatest of the Achaemenian kings. He centralized the administration of the empire – which was huge, encouraged the arts, introduced legal reforms, and began constructing the new capital city of Persepolis.

Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta made this home interior accent cushion in honor of the great king with an accent of royal gold. Notice, too, the same powerful hand-printed design that gives THE FEELING OF LUXURY AND ROYALTY – which is befitting the ruler of the most powerful empire on the planet at the time of his reign, 549 – 486 BCE.

DARIUS THE GREAT was the son of CYRUS THE GREAT and the father of XERXES THE GREAT. All of these GREATS and numerous of their successors and ancestors are featured in Annyta Lolyta’s Persian Ruler Series. Have a look at these handmade, hand-printed and luxuriously original works of art: Xerxes, Cyrus the Great, CAMBYSES,” Ardashire, “wild-ass Vahahran,” Artaxerxes, Cambyses, Sogdianus, Antiochus III, Diodotus, SHAPUR, and Peroz.

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


60 x 40 cm; 23.6 x 15.7 inch; black felt backing.

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Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta honors one of Persia’s greatest kings with this home interior accent cushion. DARIUS THE GREAT IS ROYAL, and Annyta gives him his due: a vertical, center row of golden bands with one adjoining side of soft salmon/gold.

Like no other Persian “Shahanshah,” DARIUS THE GREAT was able to maintain control of the vast Persian Empire that spanned from the Ionian coast in Asia Minor all the way to the Levant in Northern Africa. THIS KING OF KINGS is as royal as his luxurious, handmade velvet cushion. But he is not alone at VELVET MATTERS. Here is a list of his equally-honored successors and ancestors: Xerxes, Cyrus the Great, CAMBYSES,” Ardashire, “wild-ass Vahahran,” Artaxerxes, Cambyses, Sogdianus, Antiochus III, Diodotus, SHAPUR, and Peroz.

All Velvet Matters products are made of changeant or shot silk velvet, which is a two-tone material that changes in the light. Each hand-painted cushion in Velvet Matters is a unique expression of Annyta’s artistry with color, form and fabric.

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 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.