Antique Charcoal Blue Ticking Stripe 14 x 18 Decorative Pillow with Down Feather Insert
Ticking Stripe is woven from cotton or a linen/cotton blend to be exceptionally strong, durable and feather-proof. Originating hundreds of years ago in Nimes, France, it was ideal for bedding, mattress and pillow covers. Sister Parish is credited with making ticking more decorative, using it for slipcovers in the 60’s to create her eponymous American traditional style.
Ticking was usually made up in blue or red stripes, with natural or organic dyes; the fading and dye transfer on some vintage pieces like this one (see photos) is evidence of the age. To make the best use of this antique piece, the stripe runs horizontally on one side and vertically on the other, connected with an appropriate natural cotton rope trim. Our collection is sourced from collectors searching the brocante (flea markets) in France. Ticking pillows look great with other ticking stripes, toiles, and florals.
- Antique fabric sourced from a collector
- First side: Antique cotton
- Second side: Antique cotton
- Trim: Natural rope trim
- Approximate Dimensions: 14" x 18"
- Closure: invisible zipper
- Down feather insert
- Indoor use only
- Handmade locally in the USA
- Dry clean only