This one-of-a-kind pillow is inspired by the ancient designs of Tibetan tiger rugs. Once, Tibetan tiger rugs were made of real tiger skins to symbolize its owner’s power and status. When tigers in that part of the world became extinct, the Tibetans adjusted their tradition by weaving “tiger” rugs. Today, only about 200 of these antique rugs exist, but their patterns continue to inspire. I like the awkwardness of the tigers’ faces, their improvised style and how they are abstract distortions of the real thing.
This 18 x 18-inch tiger rug pillow is 100 percent Kona cotton and machine quilted. It can be machine-washed and line-dried.
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Photo: Rebecca Krasnik