Deep in the jungles of the Congo, in the Ituri forest live some of the last remaining Pygmy peoples , the Mbuti. The Mbuti will hand hammer bark into cloth such as this image, to create ceremonial loin cloth to wear for African tribal ceremonies. This pillow features the print of a particularly nice old example collected by the famed explorer Jean Pierre Hallet in the 1960's. This printed pillow captures in detail the esoteric designs painted on the cloth, often considered magical in nature.
This pillow represents a fading tradition in central Africa that will likely disappear forever in our lifetime.
A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.
• 100% polyester case and insert
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable case
• Shape-retaining polyester insert included (handwash only)
• Blank product components in the US sourced from China and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from China and Poland
African Pygmy Bark cloth Style Pillow