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Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14")
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This product is custom-made and hence not returnable. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note the dimension of this special handmade organic cattail with wool pillow. Because of the hand-made nature of this pillow and the labor involved, we can only make this pillow in the nap size only (14 inches by 9 inches). Please measure it out with measuring tape to see if this size would meet your needs. It is significantly smaller than a typical standard pillow.
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Denman Island Atelier Handmade Organic Cattail Pillow
This special organic cattail pillow is hand-made from start to finish on Denman Island.
We start with harvesting cattail heads at the peak of ripeness in early fall from the spring-fed pristine ponds at the Rawganique Homestead on Denman Island. Cattail is a wetland plant of many virtues: cattail has been used by native people for food (the rhizomes are edible, similar to Jerusalem artichokes and the young shoots are eaten like asparagus) and for shelter (the cattail leaves are used like reeds for roofs and walls) and for arts and crafts (the cattail leaves are used for basket and furniture weaving and the cattail heads are used to stuff pillows and chairs.
Cattail down - the result of hand harvesting, hand picking, and hand carding organic cattail heads - are prized for their historical value as cattails grow wild in North American wetlands. Cattail is not brought in like cotton, with its tarnished agricultural history and resource-intensive cultivation methods.
In the handmade tradition of homesteaders, we harvest the cattail heads, dry them, and put them through our hand picker and carder to prepare the cattail down for stuffing our organic pillows. Because cattail down packs down like cotton over time, we add local organic Denman Island wool from pet sheep (so our organic wool is cruelty-free). The sheep fleece is sheared (without harm to the sheep - no blood!), then washed 8 times in cold water before being picked and carded by hand. The organic cruelty-free wool keeps the organic cattail down pillow resilient throughout the life of the product.
Why do we go through all this trouble to make this beautiful organic cattail pillow? Because we want to keep the arts and crafts of yore alive. We offer commercially made organic cotton pillows and organic wool pillows as well. The Denman Atelier Collection is meant to keep tradition alive and also to employ local artisans who care deeply about their crafts.
The organic cattail and wool fill weighs 140 grams. The pillow measures approximately 9" x 14".
Our organic cattail down pillows are 100% organic, local, handmade, and perfect for back sleepers, for travel, for kids, and as an organic lumbar support pillow. It's a testament to the handmade life before machines and mass-production turned our world into a more efficient but also more art-less place. All hand-made at the Rawganique Atelier on Denman Island by Rawganique's own Christine O'Neill.
Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14") - Pillow only
Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14") - Pillow with Organic Cotton Case
Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14") - Pillow with Organic Cotton Fleece Pillowcase
Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14") - Pillow with Organic Hemp Case
Organic Cattail Pillow (With Wool) - Handmade Denman Atelier (9" x 14") - Pillow with Organic Linen Case
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Not machine washable. Air and sun to keep fresh. Use with a pillowcase.
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