Essex Collection Pillows – The background of cushions is very interesting as we observe the progression of cushions from ancient times to the present day.
The shape along with the contents of this pillow have shifted over time. In Greece, the wealthier individuals rested their heads and feet on upholstered cushions and cushions. The Egyptians thought that the head is the seat of life and put much attention lavishly on the cushions of those who were deceased and laid to rest.
The Chinese thought that the soft cushion stole the body’s vitality so that they made their cushions of ceramic, wood or leather substances. They thought that if they would put herbs into the pillow it’d cure diseases and it could turn white hair black, restore lost teeth and give sweet dreams.
For centuries, people had their heads increased not only with cushions but utilized large cylinder shaped bolsters. The bolsters were frequently the width of the bed and stuffed 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 an almost upright position. This notion continued up into the mid-1800’s thinking it had been 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 in the decorative pillow cover and then placed against the cushions which were utilized to maneuver on.
From the 1840’s when cotton became easier to get, American girls hand weaved pillow cases and decorate them with their needlepoint and placing their initials on each pillow case. With the American textile business prospering through the 1800’s, covers for cushions went from cotton ticking which is still seen on cushions now’s.
Traditionally, the cushions were filled with feathers and down but as these shifted so the outer material changed as well. Natural batting was replaced by synthetic polyester filler since it was able to retain its shape. It was less costly and easier to launder.
The usage of expensive down is the ideal filler. Countless clusters are observed in downward and it traps warm air hence preventing heat from becoming lost. Duck down is small, plentiful and less expensive. The fill power of down is graded by volume of this space is steps. The higher the volume, the greater the fill power. Although feathers are powerful, they aren’t soft. In American cushions, duck feathers are a most commonly used filler. Some manufacturers will combine up with feathers to produce a more comfortable and less costly pillow.
Polyester is a synthetic material that is also common. A cheaper polyester is one of constant good filament that has a great shape but sadly, loses the attic sooner. A better polyester is your Hollofill that has a continuous filament fiber which has a hollow heart which gives the cushion more attic for a longer period of time than the cheaper grade polyester.
The pillow casing is determined by the cushion filling. Usually the pillow casing is most frequently cotton or cotton polyester using the weave changing according to the filling that is used. Feather and down dentures will probably require an expensive and densely tight woven cloth that will keep the shafts from puncturing the casing and bending the sleeper and will keep all of the fine from coming out of the fabric.
These cloth casings sometimes have starch on them through manufacturing making them stiffer and less in charge of the feathers to permeate the fabric. All that is needed is a strong thread to sew the pillow near.