Cushions

 

 

Cushions (from Old French coisson, coussin; from Latin culcita, a quilt), is a soft bag of some ornamental material, stuffed with wool, hair, feathers, polyester staple fiber, non-woven material, or even paper torn into fragments.

It may be used for sitting or kneeling upon, or to soften the hardness or angularity of a chair or couch. Pillows and rugs can be used temporarily outside, to soften a hard ground. They can be placed on sunloungers and used to prevent annoyances from moist grass and biting insects.

It is a very ancient article of furniture; the inventories of the contents of palaces and great houses in the early middle Ages constantly made mention of them. These were then often of great size, covered with leather, and firm enough to serve as a seat, but the steady tendency of all furniture has been to grow smaller with time. It was indeed, used as seats at all events in France and Spain at a very much later period, and in Saint-Simon's time we find that in the Spanish court they were still regarded as a peculiarly honourable substitute for a chair.


 

 

 

 

In France, the right to kneel upon a pillow in church behind the king was jealously guarded and strictly regulated, as we learn again from Saint-Simon. This type of pillow was called a carreau, or square. When seats were rude and hard, pillows may have been a necessity; they are now one of the minor luxuries of life.

It is also applied to an early and simple form of the Romanesque capitals of Germany and England, which consist of cubical masses, square at the top and rounded off at the four corners, so as to reduce the lower diameter to a circle of the same size as the shaft.

Here are four Nguni skin cushions that are perfect for leather sofas, they compliment your furniture and completes the overall look and feel.

 

 

 

 

Nguni skin works well with a light colour leather sofa. Springbok skins are sensationally soft and beautiful in colour. They match most sofa types and the look of a springbok skin is natural and puts you right in there with nature.

You will certainly get your visitors talking when they spot your stylish ostrich skin accessories. Their not cheap but I can assure you its worth the effort.

Burchell and Hartmann skins.

I love these because they go well with most furniture and a black & white theme always looks good.

Price wise their not so expensive and their very popular amongst the wildlife enthusiasts.






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