Dark Blue Throw Pillows – The history of cushions is very interesting as we watch the progression of cushions from ancient times to the present day.
The shape along with the contents of the pillow have changed over time. Back in Greece, the wealthier individuals rested their feet and heads on upholstered cushions and cushions. The Egyptians thought that the mind is the seat of life and put much attention lavishly on the cushions of people who were dead and laid to rest.
The thought that the soft pillow stole the body’s vitality so they made their cushions of ceramic, wood or leather substances. They thought that if they would put herbs into the pillow it’d heal ailments and it might turn white hair black, revive lost teeth and give sweet dreams.
The bolsters were often the width of the bed and stuffed with downward or some form of batting and sewn shut. They placed them against the headboard to support the cushions. Along the face of the bolster, was placed a set of cushions at each end. The sleeper ended up sleeping in a nearly upright position. This notion continued up into the mid-1800’s thinking it had been advantageous for the body.
From the 19th and 20th centuries, bed cushions started to take on a new look and became fancier in their appearance. Large square cushions were placed in the decorative pillow cover and then placed against the cushions which were used to maneuver on.
With the American textile business booming through the 1800’s, covers for cushions went from linen to cotton ticking that’s still seen on cushions today’s.
Traditionally, the cushions were stuffed with down and feathers but as these changed so the outer material changed too. Natural batting was replaced by artificial polyester filler since it managed to retain its shape. It was less expensive and easier to launder.
The batting or filling is the important feature of the pillow. The usage of expensive down is the best filler. It’s produced from a light, fluffy undercoating of a duck. Thousands of clusters are observed in downward and it traps warm atmosphere hence preventing heat from being lost. Duck down is small, plentiful and less expensive. The fill power of down is rated by quantity of the distance is steps. The greater the quantity, the greater the load power. Although feathers are powerful, they aren’t soft. In American cushions, duck feathers are a most widely used filler. Some producers will combine down with feathers to make a more comfortable and less expensive pillow.
Polyester is a synthetic material that’s also popular. A cheaper polyester is one of constant good filament that has a great shape but sadly, loses the loft sooner. A better polyester is the Hollofill that has a continuous filament fiber which has a hollow core which provides the pillow more loft for a lengthier time period compared to less expensive grade polyester.
The pillow casing is determined by the pillow filling. Usually the pillow casing is most often cotton or cotton polyester with the weave changing according to the filling that’s used. Feather and down dentures will probably need an expensive and densely tight woven cloth 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 cloth casings occasionally have starch on them during manufacturing making them more pliable and less able for the feathers to permeate the cloth. All that’s required is a strong thread to sew the pillow close.