Curtain And Pillow Sets – The background of cushions is very interesting as we watch the progression of cushions from ancient times to the present moment.
The shape along with the contents of the pillow have shifted over time. In Greece, the wealthier individuals rested their heads and feet on embroidered cushions and cushions. The Egyptians thought that the head is the seat of life and place much attention lavishly on the cushions of those who were dead and laid to rest.
The Chinese thought that the soft cushion stole the body’s vitality so they made their cushions of wood, ceramic or leather substances. They thought that if they would put herbs into the pillow it would heal diseases and it could turn white hair black, restore lost teeth and give sweet dreams.
The bolsters were often the width of the mattress and filled with downward or some form of batting and sewn shut. They placed them against the headboard to support the cushions. Along the side of the bolster, was placed a pair of cushions at each end. The sleeper ended up sleeping in a nearly upright position. This thought continued up to the mid-1800’s thinking it was advantageous for your system.
From the 19th and 20th centuries, bed cushions started to carry on a new appearance and became fancier within their appearance. Large square cushions were placed from the decorative pillow cover and then placed against the cushions which were used to sleep on.
With the American textile business prospering throughout the 1800’s, covers for cushions went from linen to cotton ticking which is still seen on cushions today’s.
Traditionally, the cushions were filled with down and feathers but as these shifted so the outer substance changed too. Natural batting has been replaced by artificial polyester filler as it managed to keep its shape. It was also less costly and easier to launder.
The use of expensive down is the ideal filler. It is made of a light, fluffy undercoating of a duck. Down has a quill point but no shaft making it more resilient. Thousands of clusters are observed in downward and it traps warm air thus preventing heat from becoming lost. Duck down is little, plentiful and more affordable. The fill power of down is rated by volume of the distance is steps. The higher the volume, the better the load power. Although feathers are powerful, they aren’t soft. In American cushions, duck feathers are a most commonly used filler. Some producers will combine up with feathers to make a more comfortable and less costly pillow.
Polyester is a synthetic substance that’s also common. A less costly polyester is one of continuous solid filament that has a great form but sadly, loses the attic sooner. An improved polyester is the Hollofill that has a continuous filament fiber which has a hollow core which gives the cushion more attic for a longer time period compared to less expensive grade polyester.
The pillow casing is determined by the cushion filling. Usually the pillow casing is most often cotton or cotton polyester with the weave changing determined by the filling that’s being used. Feather and down fillings will need an expensive and densely tight woven cloth that will keep the shafts from round the casing and bending the sleeper and will keep all of the fine down from coming out of the fabric.
These cloth casings sometimes have starch on them through production which makes them stiffer and less in charge of the feathers to penetrate the fabric.