This is a beautiful heavy handmade wool needlepoint pillow with roughly 100 stitches per square inch. The image is one of a beautiful swimming Dolly Varden Fish. Though similar to, and often confused with, trout, Dolly Varden are actually a char. To tell a char from a trout, look at their spots—char have light spots (white or yellow to red) on a dark body, while trout have dark spots (brown to black) on a light body. Excellent detail and realism are in this handmade needlepoint pillow. Needlepoint is a fine expression of hand artistry that has a timeless beauty. The pillow has a light beige cotton velvet zippered back and a sewn down filled insert for incredible luxury.
Needlepoint as it is known today originated in the 17th century, when the fashion for furniture upholstered with embroidered fabrics prompted the development of a more durable material to serve as the embroidery's foundation. Western culture tends to link needlework to women, but it was originally performed by men who spent years mastering their craft.
Size: Width 12" x Length 21" x Depth 7"
Weight: 2 pounds 6 ounces
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