Cactus Silk Pillow Cover
Our cactus silk pillow cover is a 20 inch x 20 inch pillow cover perfect as a furniture accent. Each pillow is made by hand in our Marrakech atelier, with a hidden metal zipper along the seam to insert the pillow. We offer a range of hand-dyed colors, each with hand embroidered embellishment.
Cactus silk, also known as vegetable silk or Sabra silk, is a fabric woven from fibers of a plant from the agave family. It is a plant-derived silk harvested from Saharan aloe vera cacti in northern Morocco. The plants are most commonly found in the Saharan dessert.
After the silk fibres are taken from the plants, they are washed, dyed, dried and then hand-spun. Traditionally, the threads are hand-woven together by the Berber Tribe in the Atlas Mountain region. This is a long, delicate process. The hand-weaving process blends other natural fabrics in addition to the agave plant fibers, including chenille, cotton and yarn, and camel wool.
We recommend you use a larger pillow insert (like 26x26) so that the pillow is extra fluffy and plump.