Egyptian cotton cushion cover crafted by master weavers in Akhmim, a town in the south of Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile, which has flourished as a weaving center for over 4,000 years.
This handwoven cushion cover features a beautiful textile color with hand embroidered art depicting a beautiful lion motif bordered by a circle, inspired by Coptic art which is the art associated with the Christian peoples of Egypt from about the 3rd to the 12th century AD. Coptic art was influenced by two main sources: the classical (Hellenic) world and the ancient Egyptian world.
Embellish your room with this handwoven cushion cover. Can also be matched with Akhmim bedspreads and wall art.
- 100% Egyptian cotton
- Approx. 35 x 37 cm
- Insert not included
- Wash in cold water
- Fulfillment and shipment from Canada
The ArtisansThe Akhmim project is one of the development initiatives of the Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development (AUEED). This project gives the opportunity for girls and women to perpetuate a 4000 years old local textile industry by allowing them to weave traditional products and revive Coptic and Islamic designs from the region dating back to the 3rd century AD.