Nap Mats With Pillow And Blanket Attached – The history of cushions is quite interesting as we watch the progression of cushions from ancient times to the present moment.
The shape along with the contents of this pillow have changed over time. In Greece, the wealthier people rested their feet and heads 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 people who were deceased and put to rest.
The Chinese thought that the soft pillow stole the body’s energy so they made their cushions of ceramic, wood or leather materials. They thought that if they’d put herbs into the pillow it would cure ailments and it could turn white hair, revive lost teeth and give sweet dreams.
For centuries, people had their heads increased not only with cushions but used large cylinder shaped bolsters. The bolsters were frequently the width of the mattress and stuffed with downward or some form of batting and then sewn shut. They put them against the headboard to encourage the cushions. Along the face of the bolster, was put a pair of cushions at each end. The sleeper ended up sleeping in a nearly upright position. This notion continued up to the mid-1800’s thinking it was advantageous for your system.
From the 19th and 20th centuries, bed cushions began to carry on a new look and became fancier in their look. Large square cushions were put in the decorative pillow cover and then placed against the cushions which were used to sleep on.
From the 1840’s when cotton became easier to obtain, American women hand weaved pillow cases and decorated them with their needlepoint and placing their initials on each pillow case. Together with the American textile industry prospering through the 1800’s, covers for cushions went from linen to cotton ticking which is still seen on cushions now’s.
Traditionally, the cushions were filled 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 keep its shape. It was also less costly and easier to launder.
The batting or filling is the main quality of the pillow. The use of pricey down is the best filler. It is made of a light, fluffy undercoating of a duck. Down has a quill point but no shaft which makes it more resilient. Thousands of clusters are observed in downward and it traps warm atmosphere hence preventing heat from becoming lost. Duck down is small, plentiful and less expensive. The fill power of down is rated by volume of this space is measures. The higher the volume, 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 combine up with feathers to produce a more comfortable and less costly pillow.
Polyester is a synthetic material that is also popular. A less costly polyester is one of continuous solid filament that has a good form but unfortunately, loses the loft sooner. A better polyester is your Hollofill that has a continuous filament fiber which has a hollow core which gives the pillow more loft for a longer time period compared to less expensive grade polyester.
The pillow casing is decided by the pillow filling. Usually the pillow casing is most frequently cotton or cotton wool with the weave varying according to the filling that is being used. Feather and down fillings will require an expensive and densely tight woven fabric that will keep the shafts from round the casing and bending the sleeper and will keep all of the from coming from the cloth.
These fabric casings sometimes have starch on them through production which makes them stiffer and less able for the feathers to penetrate the cloth.