The American Flamingo Mixed Stitched Pillow from Everything Nautical is rich in history and character. This design is licensed by the National Audubon Society. John James Audubon saw several flocks of American flamingos in the Florida Keys in 1832, and he was exceedingly anxious to obtain a specimen from which he could make a painting. While in London, he wrote repeatedly to his friend Bachman in Charleston asking for one. On August 14, 1837, he wrote: “P.S. Pray send us whatever Captain Coste may have collected for me round the Floridas; and I hope that you will also have some flamingos from Matenzas for me.” Then, on October 31, he wrote again: “As to flamingos their eggs etc I fear this is up for me; and this proves tome now that I was a great fool not to have gone to Cuba, or sent a person there expressly.” On December 28 of that year, he insisted once more, “When will the flamingos come?”. He finally obtained specimens from Cuba and made this drawing in London in 1838. Finding the balance between flamboyant and elegant, this pillow makes a great accent piece for the living room, bedroom or office.
Pair this pillow up with the NCU-823! This pillow is hand made from 100% wool with a cotton velvet zippered back, and a removable poly insert. Dry clean only. Down Stuffers are also available as a luxurious alternative (SD-1620). To give your 20" x 20" pillow a classic “overstuffed” look.
Size: 20” x 20”
Material: 100% wool, cotton velvet zippered back
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