Schumacher Pillows Showroom Collection
This pillow features Royal Silk Embroidery with a Knife Edge finish. In 1599, Nicholas Hilliard painted an iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth I wearing an intricately embellished gown, a gift from Bess of Hardwick that demonstrated her unwavering support of the Queen. It is that gown that was the inspiration for Royal Silk Embroidery, the debut design in our Schumacher Masterpieces collection, which focuses on creating the most rarefied patterns in an effort to support age-old techniques. With its lavishly embroidered mythical sea creatures, exotic flora and fanciful birdsرeach painstakingly hand-stitched on a fine pearl-hued silk-linen groundرthe fabric captures the elegance and eccentricity of the original dress. Remarkably, it takes a team of 25 artisansرincluding weavers, dyers, embroiderers and moreرa total of 30 weeks to produce just 100 yards of this exquisite fabric that contains 58 distinct, hand-dyed colors. We think itصs still a design fit for a queen! Back of pillow is Venetian Silk Velvet. Pillow includes a feather/down fill insert and hidden zipper closure.