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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
Vintage Yellow and Black Embroidery Suzani Textile Panel
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage yellow and black embroidery Suzani textile panel. Depicting flowers and trellis pattern. In shades of lemon yellow, black, orange, red, blue and pink. Silk on silk embroidery...
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1960s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

Vintage Yellow and Black Embroidery Suzani Textile Panel
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage yellow and black embroidery Suzani textile panel. Depicting flowers and trellis pattern. In shades of lemon yellow, black, orange, red, blue and pink. Silk on silk embroide...
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1960s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk

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 velvet applique in front of the pillow...
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Late 20th Century Italian 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 velvet applique in front of the pillow...
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Late 20th Century Italian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

Vintage Velvet Pillow Tan and Gold Color Embroidered in Moorish Designs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Velvet pillow tan color, embroidered with Moorish designs in gold and beige with glass beads on a central medallion and corners. Great decorative Moorish style throw pillow ...
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Late 20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

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 ve...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique 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 geometric Moorish design. Zipper and...
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Late 20th Century Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Velvet

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 metal...
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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

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 with...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

Moorish Mughal Style Throw Pillow with Raised Gold Metallic Thread Embroidery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Decorative Moorish Mughal style throw Pillow in black velvet hand embroidered with gold metallic thread and black beads. Heavily embroidered in Moorish Turkish Ottoman style designs....
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Mid-20th Century Asian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

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 embroidered and embellished with sequins...
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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 si...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Silk

Antique Red and Green Silk Embroidered Applique Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique red and green silk embroidered applique long bolster decorative pillow. Pink, green and red embroidery with metallic threads. Decorative trim on the bottom of the pillow. C...
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

Vintage Fortuny Alderelli Fabric in Midnight and White Decorative Lumbar Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Fortuny "Alderelli" fabric in midnight and white decorative lumbar pillow. White linen backing and textured linen frame. Embellished with grey ribbon. Decorative pillow han...
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1970s Italian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Linen

Pink and Aqua Silk Velvet Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pink and Aqua Silk Velvet Long Bolster Decorative Pillow with hot pink linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitch (no zipper closure) w...
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1970s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Velvet

Ikat Blue and Pink Decorative Bolster Pillow with Hot Pink Linen Backing
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Ikat blue and pink decorative bolster pillow with hot pink linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitch (no zipper closure) with custom-m...
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1970s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Velvet

Ikat Blue and Pink Decorative Bolster Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Ikat blue and pink decorative bolster pillow with hot pink linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitch (no zipper closure) with custom-m...
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1970s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Velvet

Vintage Hot Pink and Aqua Silk Velvet Ikat Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage hot pink and aqua silk velvet ikat long bolster decorative pillow. Hot pink texture linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitc...
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1970s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Textile, Silk, Velvet

Vintage Baroque Silk Velvet Applique Throw Decorative Pillow with Tassels
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Baroque silk decorative accent pillow with black tassels. Crushed black silk velvet applique embroidered accented with large black tassels on each corner. Baroque decor gol...
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Late 20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Silk, Velvet

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

Vintage Fortuny Alderelli Fabric in Midnight and White Decorative Square Pillows
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Fortuny "Alderelli" fabric in midnight and white decorative square pillows White linen backing and textured linen frame. Embellished with grey ribbon. Decorative pillow handc...
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1970s European Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Linen, Trimming

Vintage Large Blue and White Hand-Blocked Indian Batik Textile
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage large blue and white hand-blocked Indian batik textile. Ideal for pillows or upholstery, will make a great table cloth. Size 58” W x 70” L.
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1970s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Antique Orange and Yellow Indian Decorative Bolster Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique orange and yellow Indian decorative Bolster pillow. One of the kind woven and embroidered textile with sequins insets and orange linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafte...
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19th Century Indian Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton, Silk

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....
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

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

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Fabric

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

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

Vintage Pink and Black Hand Blocked Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage pink and black hand blocked bolster decorative pillow. Petite pink and black Indian pillow with oyster color linen backing and cream color flat silk trim all around. Decora...
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1970s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Silk, Cotton

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

Pair of Vintage Hand-Blocked Kalamkari Bolster Decorative Pillows
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of vintage hand-blocked kalamkari bolster decorative pillows. Red and blue in color depicting soldiers on horse back. Soft yellow cotton backings. Handcrafted and designed in...
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1960s Armenian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton

Vintage Brown and Yellow Paisley Decorative Bolster Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage brown and yellow paisley decorative bolster pillow. With tan cotton backing. Hand-blocked paisley and hearts pattern in shades of burgundy, yellow, Tan and beige. Closur...
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1950s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Antique Turkish Red and Black Woven Stripes Decorative Square Pillows
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique Turkish Rred and black woven stripes decorative square pillows Vintage yellow linen backing from India. Size: 20"H x 20"W x 6"D.
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Linen

Vintage Gold and Yellow Satin Square Embroidered Suzani Textile Panel
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage gold and yellow satin square embroidered textile panel Floral pattern all around, floss silk threads. Ideal to frame or to make pillows. Size: 24" W x 24" H.
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1940s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

Materials

Metallic Thread

Vintage Yellow and Black Embroidery Suzani Textile Panel
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage yellow and black embroidery Suzani textile panel. Depicting flowers and trellis pattern. In shades of lemon yellow, black, orange, red, blue and pink. Silk on silk embroidery...
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1960s Uzbek Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

Materials

Silk

Vintage Indian Colorful Floral Embroidered Decorative Bolster Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Indian colorful floral embroidered decorative bolster pillow. Green and red hand embroidered pillow. Same linen backing. Depicting peacocks. Decorative pillow handcrafted a...
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1980s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton, Trimming

Vintage Pink and Black Hand Blocked Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage pink and black hand blocked bolster decorative pillow. Petite pink and black Indian pillow with oyster color linen backing and cream color flat silk trim all around. Decora...
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1970s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Silk, Cotton

Vintage Indian Embroidered Toran with Mirror-Work
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Indian embroidered Toran with mirror-work. Over the door decoration textile. Orange and green. Size: 37 x 23 x 0.13.
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1980s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Mirror

Vintage Red and Blue Woven Ikat Textile
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage red and blue woven Ikat textile Overall tribal pattern in blue, black and red. Ideal for pillows or upholstery. Size: 21.5" W x 55" L including fringes.
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1970s Indonesian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Fashion Large Blue and Gold Acetate Square Paisley Scarf/Shawl
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Large acetate square paisley scarf/shawl. In shades of gold, blue and grey. Size: 52" W x 68" L.
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20th Century Balinese Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Acrylic

Vintage Indian Embroidered TORAN with Mirror-Work
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Indian embroidered TORAN with mirror-work. Over the door decoration textile. Purple and green. Size: 36 x 26 x 0.13.
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1980s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Mirror

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

Vintage Hand-Blocked Orange and Brown "Kalamkari" Cotton Paisley Coverlet/Cloth
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Paisley Qalamkar coverlet from India. Qalamkar is a form of Persian woodblock printed textile that originates from Esfahan. Today they are mainly displayed for their intricate beaut...
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1930s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Large Embroidered Silver Metallic Threads Turkish Textile
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Large embroidered silver metallic threads Turkish textile. Tarnished silver metallic threads embroidered textile. Floral embroidery on sheer silk. (Two panels attached, center seam...
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

Vintage Brown and Yellow Paisley Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage brown and yellow paisley long bolster decorative pillow. Acid yellow linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitch (no zipper clo...
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1950s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Linen

Vintage Pair of Brown and Yellow Paisley Round Decorative Bolsters
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Hand-blocked paisley and hearts pattern in shades of burgundy, yellow, tan and beige. Round decorative pillows. This bolster was made with three panel to create this design. Size:...
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1950s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Vintage Hand-Blocked Kalamkari Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage hand-blocked kalamkari long bolster decorative pillow. Camel color textured linen backing. Floral pattern (seam in the middle) In shades of red, blue, pink and camel. Soft...
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1960s Armenian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton

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

Pair of Antique Turkish Red and Black Woven Stripes Decorative Lumbar Pillows
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Pair of antique Turkish red and black woven stripes decorative lumbar pillows. Vintage yellow linen backing from India. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Clo...
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton

Large White Moroccan Hand Embroidered Ottoman, Cushion or Pouf
Located in Plainview, NY
A large handwoven Moroccan white ottoman, cushion or pouf in a square shape. This eye-catching ottoman or pouf will lend an air of exotic majesty to your den or living room. Handcraf...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Vintage Brown and Yellow Paisley Long Bolster Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage brown and yellow paisley long bolster decorative pillow acid yellow linen backing. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closure by stitch (no zipper clo...
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1950s Indian Vintage Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton

Antique Turkish Red and Black Woven Stripes Patchwork Decorative Square Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique Turkish red and black woven stripes patchwork decorative square pillow. Vintage yellow linen backing from India. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Cl...
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Cotton

Long Aqua Embroidered Camel Hair Scarf with Long Fringes
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Long aqua embroidered camel hair scarf with long fringes. Scarf or throw. Floral pattern embroidered at both ends. Fringes are 8" long Size: 28" W x 87" L (including fringes).
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20th Century Asian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Natural Fiber, Fur

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 threads silk saris borders. Handcraf...
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20th Century Indian Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Fabric

Brown and Gold Silk Woven Textile Panel with Fringes
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Brown and gold silk woven textile panel with fringes Can be use as table runner. Size: 25" W x 68" L (including 4" long fringes).
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1980s Asian Vintage 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

Antique Turkish Red and Black Woven Stripes Long Decorative Bolster Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Antique Turkish red and black woven stripes long decorative bolster pillow. Vintage yellow linen backing from India. Decorative pillow handcrafted and designed in the USA. Closur...
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19th Century Turkish Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Cotton, Linen

Antique Crimson Red and Gold Crest Applique Decorative Pillow
Located in Oakland Park, FL
19th century red and gold crest applique velvet square decorative pillow. 19th century Persian gold and velvet embroidery applied onto 18th century red silk gaufrage velvet. Decora...
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19th Century Armenian Antique Moorish Pillows and Throws

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Metallic Thread

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