Coral Pillow Cases – The background of cushions is quite interesting as we watch the progression of cushions from ancient times to the present day.
The shape together with the contents of this pillow have changed over time. Back in Greece, the wealthier people rested their feet and heads on upholstered cushions and cushions. The Egyptians thought that the head is the seat of life and place much focus lavishly on the cushions of people who were deceased and put to rest.
The thought that the soft pillow stole the body’s vitality so they made their cushions of ceramic, wood or leather materials. They thought that if they would put herbs to the pillow it’d heal diseases and it could turn white hair black, restore lost teeth and provide sweet dreams.
The bolsters were often the width of the mattress and filled with downward or some form of batting and sewn shut. They put them against the headboard to support the cushions. Along the face of the bolster, was put a set of cushions at each end. The sleeper ended up sleeping in a nearly upright position. This thought continued up to the mid-1800’s believing it was beneficial for your system.
From the 19th and 20th centuries, bed cushions began to carry on a new look and became fancier within their appearance. Large square cushions were put from the mattress cover and then placed against the cushions that were used to sleep on.
From the 1840’s when cotton became easier to get, American women hand weaved pillow cases and decorate them with their needlepoint and placing their initials on each pillow case. Together with the American textile industry prospering throughout the 1800’s, covers for cushions went from cotton ticking that’s still seen on cushions now’s.
Traditionally, the cushions were filled with down and feathers but as these changed so the outer substance changed too. Natural batting was replaced by artificial polyester filler as it managed to keep its shape. It was also less costly and easier to launder.
The batting or filling is the main feature of the pillow. The usage of pricey down is the ideal filler. Down has a quill point but no shaft which makes it more resilient. Countless clusters are observed in downward and it traps warm air thus preventing heat from becoming lost. Duck down is little, plentiful and less expensive. The fill power of down is graded by quantity of this distance is steps. The higher the quantity, the greater the fill power. Although feathers are strong, they are not soft. In American cushions, duck feathers are a most widely used filler. Some producers will blend up with feathers to produce a more comfortable and less costly pillow.
Polyester is a synthetic substance that is also popular. A less costly polyester is one of continuous good filament that has a great shape but unfortunately, loses the loft sooner. A better polyester is the Hollofill that has a continuous filament fiber that has a hollow core which gives the pillow more loft for a lengthier period of time than the less expensive grade polyester.
The pillow casing is decided by the pillow filling. Normally the pillow casing is most often cotton or cotton wool with the weave changing determined by the filling that is used. Feather and down dentures will probably need an expensive and densely tight woven fabric that will keep the shafts from puncturing the casing and poking the sleeper and will keep all of the fine down from coming from the cloth.
These fabric casings occasionally have starch on them during production which makes them more pliable and less able for the feathers to penetrate the cloth. All that is required is a strong thread to sew the pillow near.