I received the two Novica pillows I won through Art by Karena's giveaway and I just love them! Thank you Karena and Novica! A note was attached to the pillows with a bit of history:
Hill Tribe Stripes
"These elegant cushion covers from Simone Buys are rich in cultural meaning. Created by artisans fro the Hmong hill tribe, the batik motifs are stamped by hand; the men make the batik stamps used by women."
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