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Moorish Pillows and Throws

MOORISH STYLE

After the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in the eighth century, Islamic Spain became a cultural mix of influences that shaped both private homes and religious spaces. Moorish design was the name given to this style, which evolved through the 15th century with vibrant tile work, horseshoe arches and lavish ornamentation, most visible at sites such as Granada’s Alhambra and the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Moorish furniture was often similarly ornate, and featured pieces inlaid with wood, ivory and bone.

When European designers began studying Moorish art and architecture in the early 19th century, it led to a Moorish Revival. Appropriating the style’s decorative flourishes and architectural elements, it promoted a romantic view of Islamic design. Travelers could bring home a memento of what they witnessed in the Middle East, a trend that aligned with a fad for themed interiors. Men’s smoking rooms arranged with ottomans, divans and settees and inlaid tables were especially popular, as were cafés where coffee was served amid bead curtains and colorful floor mats. (Handwoven rugs are a centerpiece of Moorish interiors.) Octagonal rooms with domed ceilings were created for wealthy homes, frequently with furnishings like pipe stands, filigree plasterwork and arched doorways. The horseshoe arch is an iconic attribute of Moorish architecture that, in addition to Spain, can be found in Sicily, Morocco and elsewhere.

Several late 19th to early 20th-century movements featured Moorish touches. The American and English Aesthetic Movement, for example, borrowed liberally from global decorating styles, as seen in furniture designed by Lockwood de Forest, a New York-born artist who mixed Eastern and Western forms. The visual vocabulary of Art Nouveau also references the elegant use of geometry in Moorish design, with Milanese Art Nouveau furniture designer Carlo Bugatti drawing inspiration from the style. The Arts and Crafts movement, which prized expressive yet simple design, incorporated Moorish influences; hand-painted furniture and tile work created by William De Morgan, a British designer and potter who made furnishings for the likes of Morris & Co., were informed by techniques from Moorish Spain.

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Style: Moorish
Zabihi Collection Moroccan Wool Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage Moroccan rug. 16'' x 23''
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20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Foam, Cotton, Wool

Throw Decorative Turquoise Moorish Pillow Embellished with Sequins and Beads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Throw decorative accent turquoise Moorish pillow embroidered and embellished with sequins with Moorish metallic threads, gold beads embroidery on turquoise. Heavily embellished borde...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Hand embroidered cushion by Beaumont & Fletcher
Located in London, GB
Beaumont & Fletcher's hand embroidered cushions are functional works of art. Brought to life through some of the finest craftsmanship in the world, each beautiful piece is made entir...
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2010s British Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

1940s Granada Islamic Spain Textile with Arabic Calligraphy Writing
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1940s Granada Islamic Spain Textile with Arabic Calligraphy Writing. 1940s Antique Spanish Moorish Islamic Tapestry with Arabic Writing. Antique ...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Silk

Antique Venetian Moorish Silk Velvet Throw Pillows Embellished Metallic Treads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of burnt orange Moorish silk velvet pillow hand with gold threads. Handcrafted Antique Venetian luxury throw pillows with raised metallic applique on burnt orange copper silk velvet. Antique burnt orange silk velvet applique small decorative pillows. Late 19th century metallic threads Moorish design on silk velvet. This pair of antique Italian pillows...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Baroque Venetian Style, Red and Gold Velvet Pillow, Elaborate Applique Work
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Baroque Style, Blue and Gold Velvet Pillow, Elaborate Applique Work. Venetian silk decorative accent pillows with Baroque Moorish decor in gold velv...
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Late 20th Century Italian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Velvet Throw Pillow by Gabraith & Paul
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Velvet Throw Pillow by Gabraith & Paul. Galbraith & Paul taupe and jade green square velvet throw pillow. The pillow is hand block printed with a geometr...
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Late 20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Venetian Baroque Red and Gold Velvet Pillows with Elaborate Applique Work a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Baroque Style, Red and Gold Velvet Pillow, Elaborate Applique Work. Venetian silk decorative accent pillows with Baroque Moorish decor in gold velv...
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Late 20th Century Italian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Turkish Moorish Ottoman Style Throw Pillow with Silver Metallic Embroidery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Turkish Moorish Ottoman style throw pillow with silver Metallic embroidery. Featuring heavy foliage silver threads sarma embroidery. Raised silver metallic embroidery bordered...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

Gold Moorish throw Pillows Embellished with Sequins and Beads a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gold Moorish throw Pillows Embellished with Sequins and Beads a Pair. Two Moorish throw decorative accent rich gold bronze pillows embroidered and embellished with sequins with metallic threads, gold beads embroidery on gold silk damask, with gold tassels. Handcrafted in India. Great to use as accent throw pillows in you Moorish Middle Eastern, Bohemian style, Moroccan room, Mughal Indian, Ottoman, Victorian decor...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Vintage Taupe and Ivory Cut Velvet Pillow with Metallic Beads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Beige and ivory cut velvet pillow with metallic beads. Nice decorative lumbar pillow. This pillow features a central medallion with silver beads decoration, broken chevron ...
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Late 20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Velvet

Emerald Green Moorish Throw Pillows Embellished with Sequins and Beads a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Emerald Green Moorish throw Pillows Embellished with Sequins and Beads a Pair. Two Moorish throw decorative accent rich emerald green pillows emb...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

White and Silver Embroidered Mughal Style Throw Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
White and silver Embroidered Mughal style throw pillow. Hand Embroidered luxury damask 26-inch lumbar throw pillow. Mughal India white Dupioni silk throw pillow embroidered with silver threads and beads in a Moorish style design. Lumbar decorative white throw pillow handcrafted with silver beads and sequins. Contemporary silk pillow with a metallic embroidered Moorish Mughal...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Silk

Beaded Orange Throw Pillow Embellished with Sequins
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Throw decorative accent orange pillow embroidered and sequins with heavily embellished border of metallic Moorish threads, silver beads embroidery on orange ground iridescent flowers...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Turquoise Mughal Style Decorative Throw Pillow Embellished with Sequins and Bead
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Throw decorative accent turquoise Mughal style pillow embroidered and embellished with sequins with Moorish metallic threads, silver beads embroidery on turquoise. Heavily em...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk, Damask, Fabric

Vintage Throw Decorative Taffeta Pillow Embroidered with Flowers
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Absolutely luxurious embroidered silk taffeta throw pillow features charming and vivid floral embroidery in multicolor: green, red, pink and brown on beige ivory background. The rect...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Moorish Throw Pillow Turquoise Embellished with Sequins and Beads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moorish throw decorative accent pillow turquoise embroidered and embellished with sequins with metallic threads, gold beads embroidery on turquoise. Heavily embellished border of me...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Emerald Green Moorish Pillow Embellished with Sequins and Beads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moorish Throw decorative accent green pillow embroidered and embellished with sequins with metallic threads, gold beads embroidery on emerald green silk damask. Handcrafted in India. Great to use as accent throw pillows in you Moorish Middle Eastern, Bohemian style, Moroccan room, Mughal Indian, Ottoman, Victorian decor...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Black Mohair Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage mohair rug in black. zipper closure and poly foam insert provided. Measures: 16'' x 16''.
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Late 20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool

Large Moroccan Damask Green Bolster Lumbar Decorative Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Moroccan damask green floral bolster lumbar decorative pillow. Great to use as accent pillows on a bed or sofa throw pillows. Pillow has a b...
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1970s Moroccan Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Decorative Vintage Throw Pillow Made from Sari Borders, India
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Description Decorative accent silk throw pillow made from vintage sari borders. One of a kind silk sari, red, green, gold, green, purple, metallic threads sari borders. Handcrafted i...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Embroidered Black Silk Decorative Throw Pillow with Tassels
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Black silk decorative accent throw pillow with tassels. Gold embroidered silk with four large tassels. Baroque gold floral decor embroidered in front of the pillow.
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Silk Lumbar Pillow Embellished with Beads, India
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative Ivory color accent lumbar pillow hand embroidered and embellished with sequins and beads. Vanilla Dupioni silk with gold, red and green beads flower designs. Down insert...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Shabby Chic Orange Turkish Rug Pillow with Red Backside
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage Turkish rug. 16'' x 16''
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Moorish Style Decorative Red Throw Pillow by John Richard
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Middle Eastern Moorish style decorative throw pillow. Luxury pillow in red, Pink and gold with an accent textile fragment in Venetian Fortuny style fabric in red and blue. Decorati...
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20th Century American Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Antique Silk Velvet Lumbar Pillow with Metallic Gold Threads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Antique silk pillow with metallic threads and amber gold velvet . Antique Silk Velvet Lumbar Pillow with Metallic Gold Threads. Handcrafted luxury ...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Tribal Wool Vintage Kilim Cushions, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
Featuring vivid and earthy burgundy, blue, off-white and green colors, this stunning one of a kind pair of Kilim pillows are custom made from a vintage Moroccan wool rug handwoven in...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool

Throw Decorative Orange Accent Pillow Embellished with Sequins and Beads
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Throw decorative accent orange pillow embroidered and embellished with sequins with Heavily embellished border of metallic embroidery Moorish threads, gold beads embroidery on orange...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Decorative Throw Pillow Made from Vintage Sari Borders, India
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative accent throw pillow made from vintage silk sari borders. One of a kind silk pillow in blue, green, gold, green, purple with metallic thr...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Decorative Silk Velvet Applique Throw Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Silk decorative accent pillow with Baroque Moorish decor gold velvet applique in front of the pillow, Light orange and gold silk velvet applique on cream...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Handmade Moroccan Kilim Style Pillow with Sequins
Located in Plainview, NY
Handwoven by Berber women using high-quality wool in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Made using vintage fabrics and featuring unique color schemes, this cushion boasts magnificent Be...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool, Feathers

Moorish Style Decorative Gold Throw Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Middle Eastern Moorish style decorative throw pillow with fringes and tassels. Luxury gold silk with embroidered sides and middle panel decor...
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20th Century American Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Middle Eastern Decorative Red Throw Pillow
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Middle Eastern decorative throw pillow with fringes and tassels . Luxury silk in red and gold with an accent textile and decorative silk tri...
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20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Tribal Wool Vintage Kilim Cushion
Located in Plainview, NY
A stunning one-of-a-kind Kilim pillow, custom made from a vintage Moroccan wool rug handwoven in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco by Berber women artisans. This beautiful Kilim pillow ...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool

Pair of Tribal Wool Vintage Kilim Cushions
Located in Plainview, NY
Featuring vivid and earthy burgundy, blue, off white and yellow mustard colors, this stunning one-of-a-kind pair of Kilim pillows are custom made from a vintage Moroccan wool rug han...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Wool, Feathers

Moroccan Hand-Loomed Wool Pillows in Blue Gray
Located in Plainview, NY
Moroccan hand-loomed wool pillows in blue gray A pair of Moroccan hand-loomed wool pillows. Hand-loomed pair of pillows from the Atlas Mountains. Featuring Berber tribal original ...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric, Wool

Decorative Trow Pillow Made from Vintage Sari Borders, India
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative accent throw pillow made from vintage sari borders. One of a kind, blue, green, gold, green, purple, metallic threads. Handcrafted in India. ...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Large Pair of Moroccan Damask Green Bolster Lumbar Decorative Pillows
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large pair of Moroccan Damask green floral bolster lumbar decorative pillows. Great to use as accent pillows on a bed or sofa throw pillows. Pillow ...
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1970s Moroccan Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Needlepoint Pillow with Moorish Moroccan Design
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful handmade needlepoint pillow with a Moroccan/Moorish design style, circa 21st century. Pillow has a beautiful center medallion, detailed corners, fringe edge, and an orang...
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2010s American Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

Moorish pillows and throws for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Moorish pillows and throws for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage pillows and throws created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include more furniture and collectibles, asian art and furniture, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, silk and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Moorish pillows and throws made in a specific country, there are Asia, India, and South Asia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original pillows and throws, popular names associated with this style include antique textiles galleries, John Richard, and Mariano Fortuny. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for pillows and throws differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $60 and tops out at $1,650 while the average work can sell for $278.

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