Pillows & Throws Hill Tribe Textiles
Two beautifully designed and crafted, exquisitely embroidered, pillow covers. The craftsmanship is so fine and meticulous that the surface looks to be all one fabric. Gorgeous light blue with hints of purple at its darker place. Perfect for a summery feel. The backs are also lovely -- and the packaging they come in is just unreal. Love them.
I coordinated Ms. Buys's Blue Hmong Charm pillow covers with her Thai Parallels, Modern Indigo and Blue Hmong Windows covers on pale gray sofas in my Costa Rica home to bring sea and sky indoors. The result is lovely. I also paired her Hmong Energy table runner and Indigo Passion twin bedspread as wall hangings against light gray walls - the effect is dynamic with white woodwork and floors! The Blue Hmong Charm design is much more detailed than the photos show; the little squares are very elaborate lattice work, and visually lush. The workmanship is excellent and cotton fabric substantial. My only suggestion is that the pillow backings be dyed a deep blue rather than left their natural ivory.
As noted in my other reviews, I combined these pillow covers with Ms. Buys's Blue Hmong Charm, Modern Indigo and Thai Parallels pillow cover patterns and the look is dynamic! On the walls I put her Indigo Passion twin bedspread and Hmong Energy table runner. Furniture and walls are light gray with white floors and wood trim, and the deep rich blue brings the Costa Rica skies and sea views indoors! The photos do not do justice to the detail of the patterns or Ms. Buys's workmanship! I am eyeing the table mats and napkins for another purchase!
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